PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : January 6th, 2021


As part of his commitment to laying a foundation towards a more open and inclusive government come 2023, that allows for increased youth participation in making key national decisions in governance, economic development and security, Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1 Aspirant, Hon Ola Folorunsho aka OlaWestern has indicated as part of his manifesto to collaborate with Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, private sector, Civil Society Organisations and the National Youth Council of Nigeria to host a first of its kind conference tagged ” Amuwo Odofin Constituency Youth Conference”.

The Amuwo Odofin Constituency Youth Conference (ACYC), is perhaps going to be the first of its kind in Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1, Lagos State to be organized by a serving member and will be completely private sector driven with his office creating the enabling environment for the private sector to contribute its quota to initiatives that will promote the place of the youth in community and nation building, governance, economy, peace and community security.

OlaWestern who spoke with Push News 24 correspondence via zoom said the event will provide another opportunity for Amuwo Odofin Youths to dialogue, harmonise and capture the goals, concerns, aspirations, plans and contributions of the Nigerian youth towards the creation of an effective and efficient blueprint for future local / state government engagements and implementation of solutions for the delivery of good governance to all residents of Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1.

Push News gathered in the one hour interaction that the Youth conference will bring together over 250 youths from all the Wards in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area and about 15 high level officials from the three tiers of government and some of their agencies, NYCN, chieftains from various economic sectors, multilateral agencies, social enterprise organisations and experts in academic, religious and traditional areas. The 2 days event which will also include a Team Building session is expected to attract about 300 participants.

All participants will take part in thematic and Breakout Sessions with particular focus on Politics & Community Service, Education & Youth development, Peace, Unity & Security, Innovation & Technology, and Sports, Entertainment & Creatives.

According to the philanthropist turned politician, Hon OlaWestern “The goal of this intervention is the development of an effective planning and delivery model for coordinating an inclusive Constituency youth dialogue with the principal objective to reform the mindset of our youth towards government processes and the development of an integrated feedback mechanism that conveys the bottlenecks and hardships faced by young Nigerians.

Using the very words of former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, “our mission is to drive home the promise that if given the platform by the Amuwo Odofin stakeholders we will do everything to make sure that Amuwo Odofin works for our youths and that is what this laudable initiative seeks to kick start”.

Push News 24 International also learnt that the outcomes of the Amuwo Odofin Constituency Youth Conference will form an integral part of the ongoing process towards a more inclusive Nigeria that will accommodate the objectives, interests and contributions of its youth in the Public, Social Enterprise and Private Sectors and enable them contribute to the socio-political and socio-economic indices of Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency.

Hon Ola Folorunsho is an Amuwo Odofin breed, a business consultant, grassroot politician and philanthropist who is currently in the 2023 race to represent Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1 at the Lagos State House of Assembly.

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