Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development has revealed that plans have been concluded to host the Y2021 edition of the Ibile Youth Academy designed to productively engage the youth population across all the divisions of the State.
According to a statement issued by the Ministry’s Director of Public Affairs, Mrs. Adeola Olabisi, the Lagos State Youth Leadership Initiative, also known as IBILE Youth Academy, is an annual youth leadership training platform established in Y2017 to inculcate in the youths the virtues of citizenship, leadership and volunteerism.
Olabisi said the programme is aimed at igniting the spirit of personal development and transformation required for a bright future and community development.
The Director further added that the event will take place virtually and physically at different Youth Centres across the State.
She listed Igbogbo Youth Centre, Ikorodu Division (Monday, 5th July), Oto Awori Youth Centre, Badagry Division ( Tuesday, 6th July); Ikeja Youth Centre, Ikeja Division (Wednesday, 7th July); Popo Oba Youth Centre, Epe Division (Thursday, 8th July) and Onikan Youth Centre, Lagos Division (Friday, 9th July, 2021) as locations for some of the events.
While noting that the closing ceremony/unveiling of the IBILE Ambassadors will take place on Friday, 16th July, 2021 at 10:00 am, Olabisi informed that the Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr. Segun Dawodu, will declare the virtual training open on Tuesday, 29th June, 2021 and will also attend the closing ceremony of the Physical Training to on Friday, 9th July, 2021.
The Ibile Youth Academy is expected to produce the Y2021/2022 State Youth Ambassador and five Divisional Ambassadors saddled with the responsibilities of executing projects and organising programmes for the youths in their respective areas in the state