(L-R) Chief (Prince) Abiola kosoko, the Alashe Iga-Ebute, Ikorodu; Princess Folashade Olabanji-Oba, Vice Chairman, Ikorodu LGA, Lagos and Kehinde Rhoda Akinrimade, during the Eko youths submit held in LASU, recently.
The Executive Vice Chairman of Ikorodu Local Government Area, Lagos State, Honourable Princess Folashade Olabanji–Oba have charged Nigerian women to get involve actively in politics to take charge of the society and the environment they live.
Princess Folashade who is also the National Deputy Chairman, Association of Local Government Vice Chairmen of Nigeria, gave the advice on Friday, while fielding questions from journalists during the EKO Youth submit with the theme “Building a 21st century Lagos” organized by National Union of Lagos State Students, Lagos State University (LASU) Chapter.
According to her everybody should harness their potentials because politics is about the people which is one of the major reason she came to share her experience before the students who are the future leaders of tomorrow. “Lets
empower ourselves in unity, need more positive people in politics all of us should get involve, be prepare to take charge by seeing beyond now”.
The female politician who also marked her birthday today advice Nigerians not to be scared in joining politics as participation is the major way to contribute to the development of the nation.
She advised the youths to get a mentor, adding that if you are good material someone will like to invest in that person.
She further urged the students to develop positive attitude because they are the future leaders. “do things to edify your spirit to be the very best” she said.
Princess Folashade also thanked both the federal and Lagos State governments for responding
positively to the security challenges of Ikorodu and its environs. While noted that very soon Ikorodu will become a place to be sought after and loved by all.
Also speaking at the forum, the Alashe of Iga-Ebute, Ikorodu, Chief (Prince) Abiola Kosoko, urged the students at the gathering to redefined themselves individually in order to build a better Lagos State.
Representatives of the students Ashade Abdulbasit Ademurara and Prince Soyiga Samuel Adeshina, President and General Secretary of the National Union of Lagos State students, Lagos State chapter, jointly called on the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to assist the indigenes of Lagos State students to pay their outstanding two years bursary allowance which the immediate past Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode failed to pay before leaving office.
The students leaders threatened that failure to pay the said backlogs, may force the students to embark on a street protest which may not augur well with the new administration.
By Edith Okofu