Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun announced on Tuesday the donation of N5 million and a three-bedroom bungalow to the winner of the recently concluded Big Brother Naija reality show, Olamilekan Agbelesebioba.
He also named him the state’s Youth Ambassador.
Abiodun made the announcement when he hosted Agbelesebioba, popularly known as Laycon, at his Abeokuta office.
He expressed the hope that his good character, excellence, good virtues, calm and integrity will serve as a model to the youth of the state.
“They are expected to help inspire our many young people to channel their energies toward positive commitments and avoid vices, such as theft, drug abuse, worship, advance fee fraud, cybercrime and kidnapping, among others. negative trends, ”he said.
He described Laycon’s conduct in the House as a demonstration of the “Omoluabi” virtue, which he said was the main ingredient of an average indigenous Ogun.
He observed that despite all the odds, temptations and provocations, the winner of the BB Naija program was able to come out unscathed and without engaging in any scandal or immoral act.
“He has also shown it, with the way he carried out his assigned tasks at the Casa with behavior, intellectual responses to questions and his spirit of fair play through which he earned his academic achievement at the University of Lagos.
“This has also shown that our universities can and still can produce graduates who are deemed worthy in both character and learning.
“In fact, what we celebrate today is much more than the entertainment that the House provided, but what you represent: a rare combination of prodigious intellect, academic excellence, multifaceted talents, character and endurance.
“I believe his career will be inspired by the great sons and daughters of Ogun, who have made their mark on their respective chosen careers,” he added.
The governor said he was impressed with Laycon’s display while in the House, as well as urging parents and guardians to help cultivate the talents of their children and wards so that they are useful to themselves and to society in the future.
He argued that parents and guardians should realize that there is life outside the four walls of the classrooms, “since the animators are also successful men and women who are contributing to national development.”
Abiodun said that his administration will continue to unleash the creative energies of the youth and the generality of the people as innovators, academics, researchers, animators and creative artists in the public and private sectors and, formal and informal sectors, for the continuous development of the Nation. .
According to him, plans are at an advanced stage to build an “entertainment village” for filmmakers, artists and musicians, where their skills can be nurtured with added value for socio-economic development.
Visibly moved, Laycon praised the governor for his youth-oriented programs and promised to work with him to ensure that his administration’s “Building Our Future Together” agenda was successful.