YOUTHS CHARGED TO GET INVOLVED IN POLITICS AS LASUSU NATIONAL PARLIAMENTARY SUMMIT HOLDS.
Youths have been urged to get up and be involved in the political processes of their nation rather than continue to wait on the sidelines for a future that may never come.
This was the consensus of views from the distinguished speakers who spoke at the National Parliamentary Summit organized by the Lagos State University Students Union 27th Parliament on Wednesday, 9th August, 2017, at the University's Main Auditorium, Ojo, Lagos.
The Summit titled The Role of the Youths in National Rebirth had invited speakers including Hon. Segun Olulade (Eleniyan), member, Lagos House of Assembly representing Epe Division; Mr Afolabi Oke, CEO Global Info Swift Limited; Adetola Kayode, a presenter with Lagos Television; Com. Adebanjo Moyosore , Founder, Ignite Initiative; amongst others, speak on the need for youths to be fully involved in the political process by contesting for elective positions rather than being tools in the hands of older politicians.
Hon. Olulade charged the students to get up and make positive impacts on their country by running for positions. He noted that just as the youths are succeeding in sports and other areas of life, they can succeed in politics as well and that he was ready to support them whenever the need arises.
Moyosore on his part charged youths to get involved early by joining political parties, attending ward meetings and making their voices heard. He noted that nobody will give them opportunities without them first taking the initiative to be involved.
Adetola Kayode while speaking on the role of the media in the rebirth process stated that the traditional media was inadequate to effect the much needed rebirth. She encouraged the youths to use their access to the social media to join forces with the traditional media for the crusade of the rebirth to be meaningful.
Others who spoke were the Dean, Students Affairs, Dr Femi Obayori, who represented the Vice Chancellor, Prof Lanre Fagbohun, the Sub-Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Dr Paul Thovoethin and renowned Islamic Cleric, Dr Sulaimon Onikijipa who was represented at the event.
The 27th LASUSU Parliament Speaker, Rt. Hon. Ibikunle Sodiq in his speech was full of appreciation for the Guests as well as the University Management for making the programme possible. He later led the awards presentation sessions where awards were given to the Vice Chancellor, the Guest Speakers, and other members of the University, including Principal Executive Officer (Information), Mr Olaniyi Jeariogbe of the of the University’s Centre for Information Press and Public Relations.
The programme, the first of its kind in the Institution, had in attendance members of the President of LASUSU, Com. Samuel Kappo, Lagos State Students Parliament, members of LASUSU Parliament, Gentlemen of the Press, Guests Staff and Students of the Lagos State University.
(Ag. Head, Centre for Information Press and Public Relations, LASU)