The Lagos State Government has advised youths in the state to engage in programmes that would change the dimension of their generation and promote positive values and healthy habits.
The state Commissioner for Youths and Social Development, Mr Olusegun Dawodu, gave this advice, according to a statement on Sunday, during the unveiling of the 2022 Youth Ambassadors in Ikeja.
Dawodu said, “The vision of Ibile Youth Academy is to provide a safe place for the youth of Lagos State to learn and go through educational, recreational and leadership activities in engaging programmes of generation-changing dimension that promote and foster a commitment to learning positive values and healthy habits.
“The 2022 ambassadors are Zainab Aderounmu (state ambassador); Anisere Olufemi (Ikeja divisional ambassador); Victory Ashaka (Badagry divisional ambassador); Samiat Ishola (Ikorodu divisional ambassador) and Giwa Omotomiwa (Epe divisional ambassador).
Their emergence followed rigorous screening processes by seasoned assessors after they participated in two stages of an intensive leadership training programme.”
The Chairman, House Committee on Youths, Sports and Social Development at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Moshood Oshun, urged the ambassadors to use the knowledge and skills they acquired during the training.
On her part, the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mrs Toyin Oke-Osanyintolu, said, “The Ibile Youth Academy is an annual leadership training programme aimed at enabling youths to reach their full potential as productive and responsible citizens.”