UPDATED: Ogun Governor Appoints BB Naija Star, Laycon Youth Ambassador, Gifts Him 3-bedroom Bungalow, N5Million Cash - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

UPDATED: Ogun Governor Appoints BB Naija Star, Laycon Youth Ambassador, Gifts Him 3-bedroom Bungalow, N5Million Cash


Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 

ABEOKUTA - The Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has donated a 3-bedroom apartment and N5million reward to the winner of the controversial Big Brother Naija Season 5, Olamilekan Moshood Agbeleshe popularly known as Laycon. 

The governor disclosed this on Tuesday when he received the BB Naija hottest star in his office at Oke-Mosan in Abeokuta. 

Governor Abiodun equally nominated Laycon as Youth Ambassador of the state.

Abiodun expressed the hope that his good character, excellence, good virtues, calmness, integrity, would serve as a model to youth in the State.

 "It is hoped that you will help inspire our teeming youths to channel their energies towards positive engagements and shun vices such as robbery, drug abuse, cultism, advanced fee fraud, cybercrimes and kidnapping amongst other negative tendencies”, he said.

He described LAYCON's conduct in the House as a demonstrating the Omoluabi component, the primary ingredient of an Ogun State born Nigerian, observing that despite all the odds, temptations and provocations, he was able to come out unscathed and uninvolved in any scandal or immoral act. 


"You have also demonstrated with the way you carried out your assigned tasks in the House with comportment; intellectual responses to questions and; your spirit of fair-play, that your academic achievement at the University of Lagos was earned. This has also shown that our Universities can and still produce graduates that are found worthy in character and good learning.

 "Indeed, what we are celebrating today is much more than the entertainment that the House provided, but what you represent: a rare combination of prodigious intellect, academic excellence, multi-faceted talents, character and resilience. I believe, your career will draw inspiration from great sons and daughters of Ogun State who have made their mark in their choosen careers", he added.

The Governor said he was impressed with LAYCON's display while in the House, admonished parents and guardians to help in nurturing individual talents of their children and wards to enable them be useful to themselves and the society in the future.

Parents and guardians, the Governor opined, should realize that there was life outside the four walls of classrooms, as entertainers are also successful men and women who are contributing to national development. 

Governor Abiodun noted that his administration would continue to unleash the creative energies of the youth and the generality of the people as innovators, academic, researchers, entertainers, creative artists in the public or private sector, formal or non-formal, in and outside Ogun State, for the continued development of the State, and Nigeria as a whole.

To achieve this, Prince Abiodun revealed that plans are at advanced stage to build an Entertainment Village for film makers, artists and musicians where their skills could be nurtured with added value for our socio-economic development.

An excited Laycon praised the Governor for his youth-oriented programmes and promised to work with him to ensure that the “Building Our Future Together” Agenda of his government is successful. 

Earlier in his response, LAYCON said he considered the Governor as an inspiration and role model. He appreciated the state governor for the honour done him. 

The Big Brother Naija winner while showing his gratitude to the people who stood by him while in the house, noted that he was glad coming home.

"I consider you an inspiration and a role model to almost everybody I know. I will like to show my gratitude and my appreciation to everybody, especially the people of Ogun State. This is my origin, this is where I am from and I am very thankful that you showed your support, love to me during my time in the house.

"I also want to appreciate the governor for everything he has being doing for the youths in Ogun State, because the truth is a lot of youth empowerments programs has been carried out in the state, I am very happy this things are happening in our state," he said.

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