Compliment of the season.
Build The Youth, Build The Nation!
The 2021 Ogun State Youth Award committee, on behalf of the leadership of the youth of Ogun State, welcomes members of the press to this important briefing.
2. This briefing, in addition to previous press statements on the subject matter, becomes crucial to inform the youth of the State and the general public on the necessary details of the biggest and most prestigious youth award ceremony in the State being organized by the Ogun State chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria with support from the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Ogun State.
3. Ogun State Youth Awards is an annual event put together to recognize industrious young indigenes and Organizations that are promoting the image of Ogun State in positive limelight in their different areas of callings. The Award which was initiated by the Ogun State Youth Council in the early Millennium continues to shine as an avenue to assure patriotic young indigenes of the commitment of the State leadership to recognize their hard work and patriotism.
4. This year’s Award commenced with a call for nominations on Tuesday 19th October through 23rd October 2021 where thousands of nominations were received for each of the categories of the Award.
5. The nomination stage which took almost a month, was closely followed be a vote for a winner from the three best nominees from December 2nd through December 7th, 2021.
6. Gentlemen of the Press, We are overwhelmed with the numbers of voting received which ran into tens of thousands. After a careful and thorough review by the award team, The winner emerged from each category out of the 3 nominees shortlisted per category except for the Icon of Humanity category which the voting was halted based on popular demands.
7. The decision to reward all the three shortlisted nominees of ICON of Humanity was due to tremendous public concern demanding a review on the decision to have subjected the category of ‘ICON OF HUMANITY’ to voting as every act of charity should indeed be celebrated without any clause. Hence, it is pertinent that the category of ICON of Humanity will cease to be open for contest in future editions of the Ogun State Youth Awards.
8. Gentlemen of the Press, the Award ceremony has been slated to hold on Tuesday 28th of December, 2021 at Valley View Auditorium, Government House, Isale Igbehin Abeokuta; to commence with Red Carpet at 3 pm, while the main event begins at 4 pm.
9. By God’s grace, Apart from the Awardee and eminent youth stakeholders in the State, This year’s award ceremony has assurances for the presence of notable State and non State actors including Her Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Engr. (Mrs) Noimot Salako Oyedele; the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi; and several other revered sons and Daughters of Ogun State across the Nation and beyond.
10. While thanking the entire youth of Ogun state for their supports at all levels of the Awards and other initiatives of the State Youth Council leadership to continue to promote and project the youths of Ogun State in the positive limelight, we assure them of enthusiastic and committed leadership.
11. Thank you.
Com. Sokoya Damilola
2021 Ogun State Youth Awards Committee