Osogun Alapere area of Agboyi Ketu LCDA was agog as youth trooped out in their hundreds to participate at a youth summit tagged “Heralding Community Development Through Engagement and Involvement.” The event which was convened by the Special Adviser to Mayor Dele Osinowo on ICT & Infrastructure, Hon. Tosin Ogundipe was attended by passionate non political young men and women who are desirous to be active in the LCDA.
In his opening remark the convener of the summit, Hon. Tosin Ogundipe enthused on the necessities that fermented the hosting of the event, particularly at a critical time like this. He took out time to highlight his continuous grass root participation and involvement which he believes is the only way to achieve a better community.
In the words of the president, Kayode Ojo he emphasized on the need to gather at a time like this to discuss community development vis à vis grassroot governance and the need to participate actively in governance. The keynote speaker, Adeyemi Thomas charged the audience to rise and fully engage in grass root governance. He backed his position with the provision for grass root governance as enshrined in the 1999 constitution of the federation.
Agboyi Ketu Youth Leader, Toheeb Obafemi Durosinmi was not left out of the discussion. He, like other speakers provided explicit information on roles of local government administration in the development of the community and further enjoined the audience to consistently seek information on governance at the local level.
The questions and answers session provided opportunity for the participants to ask salient questions about governance at the local level. The event ended with a promise to convene the next meeting on quarterly basis.