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Meet Dr Seriki Muritala, consensus candidate for Lagos APC youth leader

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Ahead of the State congress slated for Saturday, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State has endorsed Dr Seriki Muritala for the position of Youth Leader.

The decision was reached at an emergency meeting of the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), the highest decision-making body of the Lagos APC, on Tuesday.

Seriki is a youth development enthusiast with proven track record in youth mobilization, stakeholder engagement, capacity building and community service delivery.

During his undergraduate days at the Lagos State University, he was a member of the Student Parliamentary Council in 2012. A year after, in 2013, he served as the Vice President of the Student Union and member Student Advisory Committee. He was later elected the President of Nigerian Medical Student Association in 2015. He went ahead to serve as the President of Federation of African Medical Students Association (FAMSA) in 2016.

In 2017, Seriki was elected as the Speaker of the most vibrant youth parliament in Nigeria, the Lagos State Youth Parliament. He was a member of the Nigerian Youth Parliament, representing Lagos East Senatorial District, and served as the Chairman House Committee on Inter-Parliamentary Affairs in 2019.

A medical practitioner by training, he has worked with the Lagos State Hospital Service Commission. He currently works as a Public Health Specialist in a US-funded project on eradication of Infectious Diseases in Africa.

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