By: Abdulrahaman Ajasa
A permanent board member of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Mr Owolabi Falana recently, has urged Nigerian youths to take active role in politics and governance.
Owolabi, made this known, on his verified Facebook this morning that, in response to an invitation from the Asiwaju Grassroots Talk – Directorate of Student Affairs, where he attended the LASU and LASUED Evangelical seminary.
“The program which was well attended by
thousands of students from both universities attended held, at Buba Marwa Auditorium, Lagos State University, Lagos.
The seminar tagged “Reawakening the Political Consciousness of Students of Tertiary Institutions and their Indispensable Participation in Politics and Governance.”
Falana, who speaks at the event, said, “the LASU and LASUED students present to take an active interest in how their future is being shaped. I advised them to read the manifestos of the presidential candidates as well as their track records.”
According to him, “he reminded the students that Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu’s supportive policies for the education sector made it possible for our higher institutions in Lagos to compete favorably on a global scale and that the governor isn’t resting on his laurels to ensure that students receive the best possible education that would prepare them for the global space.”
Therefore, all that is required of them to make wise political choices even as the elections draw closer is for them to comprehend the passion of Mr. Governor, which is reflected in his themes agenda and his various accomplishments since he assumed office.
While appreciating, Comrade Kappo Samuel, the program’s coordinator, and used the opportunity to visit the President and Speaker, respectively, of the LASUSU and the SPC, Adelakun Adeoye and Opemipo Bamgbopa of the university union.
“Being with the motivated students of the center of excellence was a wonderful experience.”