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Lawmaker challenges youth to take active part in politics

Lawmaker representing Oshodi/Isolo Federal Constituency ii at the National Assembly, Hon Ganiyu Johnson has tasked youths in the country to be involved actively in politics of the country.

Johnson who spoke at a dialogue meeting between him and youth umbrella body called, Ganiyu Abiodun Johnson (GAJ) Youth Coalition Initiative, in Ejigbo on Wednesday said it is important for youths to take their roles in the decision making process the country.

The lawmaker, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Hon. Ismail Aregbesola, urged the youths to actively use their youthful strength to advocate for their full and active participation in decision making processes, considering their population which he said dominates the largest percentage of the world.

While commending the organisers of the dialogue which he termed first of its kind in the constituency, Johnson said he was in support of the programme and such others which would foster youths’ energy to formulate strategic plans to address real issues affecting young people in the constituency as he promised that more initiatives within the constituency would be unveiled soon.

Speaking on theme of the dialogue “Real Issues, Real Solutions: Making lasting impact”, the Chief Executive Officer of African CleanUp Initiative and the Guest Speaker on the occasion, Mr AlexGreat Akhigbe, challenged youths to rise and take their rightful position in the political space.

He stated that the youths determine who govern the affairs of the country, emphasising that it is time for a dutiful call to utilize their youthful energy by getting involve in decision making processes.

He appreciated Hon. Johnson for building youth oriented constituency.

The Speaker was honoured with Humanity Champion Award by the Youth Coalition Initiative for his contributions towards the development of the community.

Speaking about the dialogue, the Convener, Amb. Abiodun Ajayi said: “GAJ Youth Coalition Initiative is passionate about promoting good governance through youth inclusiveness in our constituency.”

Ajayi appreciated all the delegates and assured them of continuous improvement and engagement by making the youths in the constituency great again, pledging that more innovative programmes channeled towards growth would soon be unveiled in the constituency.

He said narratives has started changing as he implore all youths in the Isolo and Ejigbo to allow unity reign among them.

Certification of participation and a book Consent 101: How not to be Rapist written by Olanrewaju Ojo (Lojo) was given to all participants. 120 copies of the book were donated to GAJ Cause.

Youths from Isolo and Ejigbo were engaged in a group discussion where they came up with real issues the youths are facing in their communities as they suggested lasting solutions to the identified challenges.

They thereafter came up with communique to be presented to the lawmaker for further implementation.

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