Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has appointed winner of the BBNaija Lockdown Edition TV reality show, Olamilekan Agbeleshe (Laycon) as a Youth Ambassador for the state. In addition to the ambassadorial appointment, he also gifted the talented musician a three-bedroom bungalow and N5million cash.
The governor made the announcement on Tuesday when he hosted Laycon and his team in the executive chambers of the governor’s office in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
The governor said, “Once again, I congratulate you and on this note, I hereby appoint you as Youth Ambassador of Ogun State. I look forward to working with you to be a model of good character, excellence, good virtues, calmness, integrity that are general attributes of Ogun State, and in fact, your homestead, Odeda.
“We believe 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”.
While congratulating Agbeleshe, who is a native of Odeda local government area of the state, the governor promised that an entertainment village is being contemplated to nurture budding talents in the state and beyond.
“On behalf of the Government and good people of Ogun State, I join your fans across the world to welcome you to your Home State.
“I also want to congratulate you on your success after 71 days as a housemate at the Year 2020 Big Brother Naija, Lockdown Edition.”
The governor said young Nigerians can learn from Laycon’s demeanour while in the Big Brother Naija House based on how he related well with the other 19 housemates from different backgrounds.
He also praised Laycon for demonstrating the ‘Omoluabi component which is the primary ingredient of an Ogun State-born Nigerian”.
“Despite all the odds, temptations, and provocations in the House, I am proud that you came 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.”
The governor said the celebration of Laycon’s personality is beyond the entertainment that the House provided, but “what you represent: a rare combination of prodigious intellect, academic excellence, multi-faceted talents, character, and resilience.”