The city of Osogbo, capital of Osun State was agog on Wednesday, May 1 as the Youths Reformers Initiative held the forth edition of its annual Osun Youths Ambassador Award.
The event which drew participants from far and near and from all walks of life was organised to celebrate young individuals who have excelled in their fields of endeavour.
It was a gathering of the who is who in the state and beyond. From politicians to traditional rulers, business executives, professionals, artisans along other prominent individuals.
In his address, the Deputy Governor, Osun state, Mr Benedict Alabi commended the group for being steadfast in celebrating the young achievers, urging the awardees to continue putting their best in what they do.
The Deputy Governor promised to always throw his support to any programme aimed at promoting the socio-cultural activity in the state.
Earlier in her speech, the President of the organization Aminah Ajibola expressed her appreciation for the overwhelming support the event has received in the past and promised that her team will continue bringing young and vibrant individuals to the limelight.
She added that this year’s edition presents individuals from different backgrounds, professions and strata and all were carefully selected without favour after their nominations.
She said, “this award is not only to bring them to limelight but also to spur them to do more in the chosen careers. We believe that their nominations and selection are results of their records and we look forward to a better service towards uplifting the community”.
Taking turns to speak after reviewing the awards, the awardees vowed to continue towing the paths their earned them the awards.
In his lecture titled Admirable Hallmark of Sterling Youths in The Contemporary Age, the guest lecturer, Professor Samson Ojuawo admonished the youths to be real agents of development.
The acting Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso painstakingly enumerated how the actions and inactions of youth can impact on the society.
He urged the youth to always be upright and above board in whatever they do as they are setting records for themselves.
Present at the event were the Deputy Governor, Mr Benedict Alabi, House of Assembly member, Hon Tunde Olatunji, The Oloba of Oba ile, HRM. Adekunle Asamu Oyeyemi. Former commissioner for regional integration in Osun, Hon Bola Ilori, Hon. Adewummi Irekandu the House of Assembly Elect for Obokun state Constituency, The ASUU Chairman, Osun State University, Dr. M.O Abanikanda, The SSG to osun state government Mr. Oyebamiji, former Acting Vice Chancellor Osun state university Prof. Tola Alamu, The Chief Of Staff to the Governor, Dr. Charles Akinola, The wife of the Governor Mrs Kafayat Oyetola ably represented by the wife of The SSG and the Wife of the Former Commissioner Of finance.
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