Ooni confers Young African Icon on Olabode
At the royal African awards ceremony, held at the Oduduwa Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Olabode was singled out of over 100 recipients due to her efforts as a young woman of high repute, who placed great value on her integrity.
Oba Ogunwusi, who is the founder of RAYLF, described the award ceremony as a celebration of achievement and dedication to duty.
Ogunwusi urged the Yoruba people to value their tradition and cultural heritage, enjoining them to set up programmes that would engage youths and give them better hope.
“The future of the nation lies in the hands of the young ones, and I urge them to handle their lives with care, for this will speak for their future.”
The traditional ruler charged Nigerian leaders to prioritise youths’ future and create good ideas that would benefit them, saying this would pave the way for a better Nigeria.
He also stated that youths remained the pillars of tomorrow and once the foundation is weak, there is a danger for the future.
The royal father pledged his support for the awardees, urging them to lead by example and be good mentors for the younger ones to emulate.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, assured a brighter future for youths across the country.
According to the President, the present administration has given the opportunity to young ones to hold key political posts, contrary to past tenures.
Reacting, the music record label Chairman, who expressed delight for the award, promised to do more within her power to motivate the youths in Nigeria, West Africa, Africa and the world at large.
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