“Establishing Vocational Training Centres For Youths Will Be The Hallmark of Ikorodu Youth Summit 2019”-Organizers Assures

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Board of Trustee and Members addressing the Press


As part of plans to hold a successful second edition of its kind, the Board of Trustee, Ikorodu Division Youth Movement has assured the general public that this year’s edition of the Ikorodu Youth Summit will be that with a difference as youths will be empowered to acquire different vocational skills through the different Vocational Centres about to take root across its division courtesy the divisional movement.


The chairman of the Board of Trustee, Dr. Fatai Abatan in a Press Conference held today Sunday September 15th 2019 at the Gbadamosi Conference Room of Ikorodu Town Hall reiterated the need to capture youth empowerment as part of programmes lined up for this year’s summit stating that the number of existing functional vocational centres within the Ikorodu Division is grossly inadequate and that more could be done.


The Chairman Board of Trustee delivering his address

Dr Abatan while appraising youths of like mind for coming together to birth such a non-partisan advocacy group like the Ikorodu Division Youth Movement aimed with changing the narrative of social vice going viral in the division by inspiring youths of the Division to greatness,  stated that it is necessary for all and sundry to get involved in the projection of this lofty vision to the world.


In his words,


“If you take your eyes off the dysfunctional Vocational Centres we have, you will discover that we don’t have enough Vocational Centres to carter for our growing population by the day. There is an urgent need to take care of the peculiar need of our youths by giving them a voice through empowerment. On our part, we are going to heighten orientation amongst the youth but also try and make them valuable by inculcating in them necessary vocational skills. We are also looking at establishing cluster hubs that make our youth into agents of modern-day development.


“This movement is not only for the board of trustee, but there is also a need for all well-meaning persons within Ikorodu to get involved, from the media to other key stakeholders. We need to get the message out there that the time is ripe for the average youth to impact his or her society positively.”


Speaking on the Second edition of the Ikorodu Youth Summit scheduled to take place 9:00AM, Monday 30th September 2019 at the Ijede Field and Tuesday 1st October 2019 at the Ikorodu Town Hall, the erudite scholar emphasized that this year’s edition of the annual summit will among other things, exposed the youths to the methodology in taking the mantle of leadership and youth empowerment with modern-day skills.


In his concluding remarks, Dr Abatan appealed to the general public to rally round this initiative to ensure that it stands the test of time. He also promised to partner with the necessary government agencies to bring about youth empowerment within the division.

Comrade Bisiriyu stating the values of the initiative

Comrade Samson Bisiriyu, the Executive Director of the non-partisan group, in his brief presentation, expressed that the group is committed to fair representation which brought about drawing representatives from the six units in the division which includes; Imota, Ikorodu West, Ijede, Igbogbo Bayeku, Ikorodu Central and Ikorodu North. He hailed the giant strides of the group especially its role in ensuring peace during the electioneering period earlier this year and its clamour for the involvement of youths in the running of governance which compliance level by the incumbent government of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is quite impressive.



Reeling the gains of the group since its last year’s establishment, Sola Sokoya the movement’s secretary reported that the Ikorodu Division Youth Initiative Movement had successfully implemented a number of community-driven programmes such as the youth summit, peace accord signed by candidates and political debates during the just concluded general election, clamour for youth inclusiveness, Free Medical Outreach to the community of Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA in conjunction with Milecent Foundation, Women Empowerment Programme in Partnership with Golden Integrated Foundation, IT Hub & Marketing Conference in Partnership with the Resource Hub Initiative and  Campaign Against Cultism and Drug Addiction in partnership with Nigeria Bar Association, Ikorodu Branch and Hope for Addicts Initiative amongst others.



Other landmark achievement included the organization’s registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in the forgone year.



This year’s edition is set to feature youth-oriented activities and discussions by experts that will chart the course of youth development in the division which is endowed with a youthful population.


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