COMFORT OLAFARE APPOINTED AS SA ON NEW MEDIA TO BLDR. OLUSESAN DAINI ~Ajasa-Info

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In a bid to further enhance the Use of Media and Communications in the community, the chairman of Igbogbo Baiyeku Lcda Bldr. Olusesan Daini made an announcement yesterday 30th November 2022 on the appointment of a young and promising Youth Ambassador in the community in person of Ms. Comfort Oladunni Olafare as Special Assistant to the Chairman on New Media.

Her Appointment at this time was necessary and germane in order to introduce the new media to the whole community, disseminate informations and news in a more composed and easier way to a large population at the same time without leaving anyone uninformed due to the popular quote which states:- “if you are not informed, you will be be deformed”.

Over the years research has shown that only few Nigerians knows how to use the new media effectively, hence their is need to further orientate the populace on the importance as the world is now a global village and we are currently in a 21st Century Dispensation.

This appointment is also in tandem with the plan of Lagos state smart City Initiative to make Lagos a 21st Century Economy State.

Upon her Appointment as Special Assistant on New Media, Ms. Olafare Comfort received the news with an appreciative mood, she appreciated the Chairman for the wonderful opportunity and promised to deliver effectively and further project the image of Igbogbo to the world through the use of the new media.

She also promised with the help of the Chairman to organize series of workshops and trainings for the people of Igbogbo on new media, the trainers will be selected from seasoned and Professionals in tech and Media business.

Organizers announce the second edition of Lagos Youth Awards, LYA 2.0 ~Ajasa-Info

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BBN360, a thriving media company managed by young people and based in Lagos, Nigeria, has formally announced the second edition of the Lagos Youth Awards (LYA).

Last December, the maiden edition was held at the prestigious Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, in celebration of outstanding young people in the centre of excellence, Lagos. The maiden edition tagged ‘The Working Tribe’, honoured 15 exemplary youths who have excelled in Legal Practice, Medicine, Media, Agriculture, Public Service, Governance, Tech, Entertainment, Advocacy, Entrepreneurship Arts/Literature, and Sports.

Some of the pioneer winners include media entrepreneur and former presidential aspirant, Khadijah Okunnu-Lamidi (Most Outstanding Young Entrepreneur); the newly appointed Special Adviser to the Lagos State governor on Special Duties, Mobolaji Ogunlende (Young Person of the Year); Kosofe LGA chairman, Moyo Ogunlewe (Most Outstanding Young Person in Governance); Special Adviser to the Lagos State Government on Health, Dr. Tunde Ajayi, (Most Outstanding Young Person in Health); comedian and activist, Debo Adedayo (Mr. Macaroni), among others.

In a statement, Kayode Badmus, Co-Founder/Lead Strategist at BBN360 disclosed that this year’s edition of the Lagos Youth Awards will be bigger and better.

“We strongly believe in creating a culture of excellence among young people in Lagos. That’s what LYA stands for. Our purpose is to celebrate disruptors, change makers and drivers of transformation across different fields of endeavour,” he said.

The event promises a line-up of interesting activities including a special keynote address to be delivered by a yet-to-be-unveiled young personality.

This second edition of the Lagos Youth Awards, themed “The Disruptors” is billed to hold on December 23, 2022, at Raddison Blu Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos, with over 1,000 participants expected to be in attendance.

Lagos Youth Ambassadors, Lagos Division Organises first edition of the “Eko Youth Summit” ~Ajasa-Info

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By Shodunke Qudus

The Lagos State Youth Ambassadors, Lagos Division under leadership of Amb. Shodunke Qudus organised the first edition of the “Eko Youth Summit” which took place on 20th, August, 2022 at the Impact Hub (LAGOS).


The “Eko Youth Summit” in honour of “World Youth Skills Day,” acknowledge the strategic importance of equipping young people with the skills necessary for employment, respectable work, and entrepreneurship.

The “Eko Youth Summit” offer a special chance of communication among young people, businesses, employers’ and workers’ organisations, technical and vocational education and training institutions, and policymakers.

PURPOSE:
“Eko Youth Summit” will be placed to help address these challenges by reducing access barriers to the world of work, ensuring that skills gained are recognised and certified, and offering skills development opportunities for out-of-school youth and those not in employment, education or training.


TARGET AUDIENCE:
50 qualified Students (Penultimate, Finalist and Fresh Graduate Students in Lagos State) – Qualification will be based on application.
THEME, DATE, VENUE AND TIME:
The theme of the program is “Transforming Youth skills for the Future”

GOALS:
We believe that by the time this project is finished, we will have not only discussed the problems that young people face every day, but also offered practical solutions.


We recognize the value of practice and innovation in addition to the importance of knowledge, which is why we will give at least 70% of these youths the opportunity to practice their preferred skills, whether online or in person.


We established connections between organizations and businesses interested in offering attendees of this event tutoring, mentoring, and internship opportunities, some of which will be in the fields of entrepreneurship, soft skills, and concurrent digital skills.


WHY IT’S IMPORTANCE:
Given your unmatched passion for recognizing and rewarding excellence in all spheres of life, as well as your unwavering interest in and support for education, we feel it is essential to ask for your attendance at the event. We are confident that your presence will significantly inspire the students to work harder and perform brilliantly in all of their endeavours. The event promises to be not only fascinating but also educational and entertaining.

PERSONALITIES IN ATTENDANCE:
MR. OLUSEGUN DAWODU, Honourable Commissioner, Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development (CHIEF HOST)
HON.LEKAN FATODU, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (KEYNOTE SPEAKER)
DR. HAKEEM ONASANYA, Special Adviser to the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) (GUEST SPEAKER)

HON ODUNUGA TUNDE (H.O.T.), Convener Uniting Forces (Fmr. UN Ambassador) (GUEST SPEAKER) TIMI OLAGUNJU, tech lawyer/ policy consultant (PANELIST)
Dr. EKWOABA, Joy Onyinyechi, Lecturer, Department of Employment Relations and Human Resource Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Lagos, Nigeria. (PANELIST)
DAMILOLA OYEDIRAN, Founder, Side Hustle.

(PANELIST)
AMB. SOWEMIMO ABIODUN, CEO, CapitalMetriQ, InfoMetriQ/President Africa Chamber of Innovation (SPECIAL GUEST OF
HONOUR)
HON. OLANREWAJU SULEIMAN AFINNI (SPECIAL GUEST OF HONOUR)
CHIEF GANIYU OLALEKAN BAKARE, Aro Oba Elegushi Of Ikate Kingdom & Environ (SPECIAL GUEST OF HONOUR)

NYCN IKORODU NORTH CLEAN UP AGBEDE COMMUNITY IN ODOGUNYAN ~Ajasa-Info

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In commemoration of the National Youth Day week, National Youth Council of Nigeria Ikorodu North Branch carried out environmental sanitation in the area of Agbede Transformer, in Odogunyan on Saturday 5th of November.

The Coordinator Comrade Ganiu Nurudeen

After the clean up exercise the volunteers and the executives of the group paid a visit to the Baale Alh. Shakirudeen Agbaje Balogun, Baale Agbede Omolaiye.

The Youth group extends her gratitude to the Executive Chairman of Ikorodu North LCDA Builder Deola Banjo and the Supervisor for Youth Hon. Aro Balogun for their unflinching support towards the youth at all times.

IKORODU DIVISION INDEPENDENT YOUTH MOVEMENT SET TO HOLD 2-DAYS BASIC CERTIFICATE COURSE IN EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP ~Ajasa-Info

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Ikorodu Division Independent Youth Movement held her general meeting and disclose the partnership of the group with Better world leadership academy limited for a 2 days Basic Certificate Course in effective leadership, which is coming up 28th and 29th of October.

MD Hassan was also at the meeting, he encouraged the members of the group to be steadfast in whatever the group is doing, and ensure the love of the party comes first, he also encouraged the group to mobilize massively for the forthcoming election in the year 2023.

IKORODU DIVISION INDEPENDENT YOUTH MOVEMENT SET TO EMBARK ON ‘LOUD ON STREET’ ~Ajasa-Info

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Ikorodu Division Independent Youth Movement set to embark on a project tagged ‘LOUD ON STREET’ to project Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and other APC candidates in Ikorodu Division.

It will be an avenue to create awareness by bringing non partisan individual on board for the forthcoming general election in 2023, The group didn’t relax after its launching of her group officially 27th of September.

The group also promised they will be more activities from time to time, in order to engage their target audience.

LASG KICKS OFF Y2022 IBILE YOUTH ACADEMY IN IKORODU, BADAGRY, IKEJA, LAGOS ISLAND, AND EPE ~Ajasa-Info

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Lagos Division

The Lagos State Government is charting a new path for the youths in the State, as it kicked off the Y2022 Ibile Youth Academy designed to train the youths in different life skills towards ensuring that they are adequately prepared for a prosperous future while increasing their global competitiveness.


In his welcome address at the opening ceremony of the training programme held at the Onikan Youth Centre, the Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr. Olusegun Dawodu said the academy is all about helping young people chart a path for progressive and prosperous adult life.


According to him, “The Ibile Youth Academy is a leadership training platform designed to inculcate in young people the virtues of citizenship, leadership and volunteerism for the development of their personality, society, the state and by extension the nation. The leadership training will also ignite their personal development and transformation required for a bright future.”

On her part, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry. Pharm (Mrs.) Toyin Oke-Osanyintolu stated that the Ibile Youth Academy was developed as another intervention aimed at addressing issues affecting the youths by offering various programmes that will build the overall capacities and competencies of the youths.

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In her words: “The Academy emphasises learning strategies based on fun, play and teaching life skills rather than strict academic lessons. The training will also enable participants, particularly those disadvantaged or in the most need to reach their full potential as responsible citizens, by providing all necessary resources and inculcating in them, the will to succeed and receive recognition for their personal accomplishments”.

Reiterating the readiness of the Sanwo-Olu administration to continue to create an enabling environment for the teeming population of youths, the Permanent Secretary called on the Private Sector, NGOs and Philanthropists to partner with the State Government in the areas of mentorship, apprenticeship and employment to make the lives of the youth better.

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In sharing their experiences, Miss. Funmilayo Akannishelle (outgoing State Youth Ambassador) and Mr Shodunke Qudus (outgoing Lagos Division Ambassador) disclosed that their participation in the Ibile Youth Academy (I.Y.A) had impacted positively their lives in various areas.


The duo, amongst other participants that testified to the transformation they got from the 2021 edition of the programme, said that Emotional Intelligence, Financial Management, Leadership Skills were some of the vital lessons that greatly imparted their lives during 2021 Ibile Youth Academy.

A State Youth Ambassador for Y2022″ will eventually emerge as well as Divisional Youth Ambassadors.

Ikorodu North APC youths and the National Youth Council of Nigeria honour Builder Deola Banjo with a Novelty match ~Ajasa-Info

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In celebration of the birthday of the Executive Chairman, Ikorodu North LCDA, Builder Deola Banjo which he commemorated 1st of October, 2022, APC youths and the National youth council of Nigeria earlier today played a novelty match to honour the Chairman.

The event held at the Fun factory, Itamaga football field where officials of the LCDA, friends and lovers of the Builder gathered to witness the historic event.

After 90 minutes of play the game ended in a 6-6 draw with the Executive Chairman scoring the last goal of the match in a honorary penalty kick to the excitement of the audience.

The Chairman thanked the two football groups for the honour and he promised never to disappoint them.

Gbajabiamila: Nigeria needs leaders with capacity, character to manage change ~Ajasa-Info

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• Speaker launches legislative mentorship initiative

House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila has said Nigeria needs a leader who has the capacity and character to manage change.

He also stressed the need for youths to be included in governance in the country.

Gbajabiamila spoke on Monday in Abuja at the opening of the Legislative Mentorship Initiative (LMI) with the theme: Youth Leadership and the Future of Democracy: Harnessing the Power of Young People in Nigeria.


The LMI is a programme the speaker initiated to build the next generation of Nigeria’s public sector leaders.

This initiative is in line with his long-lasting vision of mentoring the younger generation from his over twenty years’ experience in public service.

The programme, which will last three weeks, draws young participants from the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Gbajabiamila noted that achieving the Nigeria of everybody’s dreams must depend on producing leaders with the right capacity and character to manage change by taking advantage of the technology-advancing world.


The Speaker explained that this would require building people, particularly young people, with knowledge of governance.

Read Also: We must defend current democracy, Gbajabiamila tells media

He said: “Whatever happens, Nigeria desperately needs leaders with the capacity and character to manage change. The consequences of the changes happening in our world today will depend on how we respond, the decisions we make, and the ideas we choose to invest in.

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“The quality of our decision making in politics and governance will define the course of our country. Whether or not we achieve progress, prosperity, peace, and security for all our people depends entirely on the capacity and competence of our political leadership.

“The Legislative Mentorship Initiative (LMI) aims to identify and train the next generation of public sector leaders, particularly in legislature. The LMI mandate is to develop the leaders who will shape the future of our country and the world.“

“Many young people are eager to make a change; they cannot change anything if they don’t understand and participate in the political and governance process. We aim to involve more young people and direct their energies into tangible contributions to good governance and national development.”

Gbajabiamila stressed that investment must be made in building young people for leadership roles.

The Speaker noted that equipping youths and involving them in governance is the only way they would be committed to nation-building and sustain the development of democracy.

He recommended three actions to be taken immediately, including consistently including young people in the political and governance process.

“We do this by creating avenues for leadership development, as we are now trying to do with this Legislative Mentorship Initiative (LMI). It also requires creating opportunities for learning through actual practice in government policy-making and implementation.

“Nobody was born knowing how to manage a political party or run a government. You learn by being in the room, having a seat at the table and doing your best with every opportunity,” he said.

YGSS TASKS YOUTH ON INVOLVEMENT IN GRASS ROOT POLITICS & GOVERNANCE ~Ajasa-Info

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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.

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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.