The Executive Governor of Ogun state, Gov. Dapo Abiodun on Tuesday, October 6, appointed Olamilekan Agbelesebioba popularly known as Laycon as Youth Ambassador in the state.
Laycon who emerged winner of the just concluded Big Brother Naija season 5 reality TV show received a donation of N5 million naira and a three-bedroom bungalow from the governor.
He expressed the hope that his good character, excellence, good virtues, calmness and integrity would serve as a model to the youths in the state.
The governor said despite all the odds, temptations and provocations while he was in the House, Laycon was able to come 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 through which your academic achievement at the University of Lagos was earned.
This has also shown that our universities can and still produce graduates who are found worthy in both character and learning.
Indeed, what we are celebrating today is much more than the entertainment that the House provided, but what you represent: a rare combination of prodigious intellect, academic excellence, multi-faceted talents, character and resilience.
I believe your career will draw inspiration from great sons and daughters of Ogun, who have made their marks in their respective chosen careers,” he said
The governor maintained that parents and guardians should realize that there is life outside the four walls of classrooms, “as entertainers are also successful men and women, who are contributing to national development”.
Laycon prostrated for the governor as he expressed his appreciation for the appointment as well as the house and cash gift.