Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, creating a better tomorrow for youths
The busy bee has no time for sorrow, noted an 18th Century British poet cum visual artist, William Blake. Blake’s observation fittingly captures the life of Lagos State Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Princess Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf.
The pharmacist-turned politician from Alimosho Council, who lost her ex-hubby, not long ago, shunned despondency to attend to housemates at the Ibile Youth Academy (IYA), which produced the first Lagos Youth Ambassador, Lana Promise Elijah, and four other divisional youth ambassadors.
At the grand finale of the event held at the Ipaja Youth Centre, not a few participants and youth leaders poured encomiums on Akinbile-Yussuf for her uncommon passion for youth development in the state.
Those who are familiar with her trajectory in politics can also attest to her strides as a former supervisory councilor in charge of Agriculture and Social Development in Agbado/Oke Odo Local Council Development Area (LCDA).
Since she joined the cabinet of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in 2015, she has left no one in doubt about her tenacity of purpose towards uplifting the lives of teeming youths in the state.
Popularly called Moremi (after the legendary amazon and liberator of the people of Ile-Ife in Osun State) by her followers in Alimosho, Akinbile-Yussuf, a few months ago, launched the first ever Lagos State Youth Policy, which encapsulates official welfare policies for the youth in the state.
The simultaneous skills acquisition programme organised for youths in the five divisions of the state last year is also a testimony to her quest for better life for young persons in the state.
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