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Ogun Deputy Governor, SSG, Others To Grace 2021 Ogun Youth Awards

RL: Ogun Youth Awards Committee Chairman, Damilola Sokoya flanked by the NYCN State Chairman, Com. Ayelagbe (middle) and the NYCN PRO, Ariyibi Adebare addressing Journalists on Friday.


ABEOKUTA - The Ogun state Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele and the Secretary to the Ogun State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi are part of dignitaries expected to grace the 2021 Ogun State Youth Awards organized by National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Ogun State chapter.


The Award slated for December 28, 2021 will be held at the Valley View Auditorium of the Government House, Isale-Igbein, Abeokuta.


The Chairman of the 2021 Ogun State Youth Awards Committee, Comrade Sokoya Damilola said the awards were to recognize industrious young indigenes and organizations that are promoting the image of Ogun state in the positive limelight.


Sokoya said 25 people will be awarded in 25 different categories except for the "Icon of Humanity" category where the three shortlisted nominees would be awarded together.


The committee chairman explained that the decision to reward all the three shortlisted nominees of ICON of Humanity was due to tremendous act of charity. 


According to him, such charitable gesture should be celebrated without any clause, hence, the category of ICON of Humanity Award will cease to be open for contest n future editions of the Ogun State Youth Awards.


"Ogun State Youth Awards is an annual event put together to recognize industrious young indigenes and organizations that are promoting the image of Ogun State in positive limelight in their different areas of callings. The Award which was initiated by the Ogun State Youth Council in the early Millennium continues to shine as an avenue to assure patriotic young indigenes of the commitment of the State leadership to recognize their hard work and patriotism.


"This year's Award commenced with a call for nominations on Tuesday 19th October through 23rd October 2021 where thousands of nominations were received for each of the categories of the Award.


"The nomination stage which took almost a month, was closely followed by a vote for a winner to emerge from the three best nominees from December 2nd through December 7th, 2021.


"The decision to reward all the three shortlisted nominees of ICON of Humanity was due to tremendous public concern demanding a review on the decision to have subjected the category of "ICON OF HUMANITY' to voting as every act of charity should indeed be celebrated without any clause. Hence, it is pertinent that the category of ICON of Humanity will cease to be open for contest n future editions of the Ogun State Youth Awards.


"The Award ceremony has been slated to hold on Tuesday 28th of December, 2021 at Valley View Auditorium, Government House, Isale Igbehin Abeokuta; to commence with Red Carpet at 3 pm, while the main event begins at 4 pm.


"By God's grace, apart from the awardees and eminent youth stakeholders in the State, this year's award ceremony has assurances for the presence of notable State and non State actors including Her Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Engr. (Mrs) Noimot Salako Oyedele; the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi; and several other revered sons and Daughters of Ogun State across the Nation and beyond."


Speaking earlier, the State Chairman, National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Comrade Abduljabar Ayelagbe assured that the committee would be objective and ensure that the award is not politicized to satisfy certain groups of the people.

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