Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has appointed Olamilekan Moshood Agbelesebioba, popularly called Laycon, winner of the just-concluded Big Brother Naija Season 5, as the state’s youth ambassador.
Prince Abiodun, who made the announcement when he hosted Laycon in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, also gave him a three-bedroom bungalow and five million Naira.
The governor hoped that his good character, excellence, good virtues, calmness and integrity would serve as a model to youths.
”It is hoped that you will help inspire our teeming youths to channel their energies towards positive engagements and shun vices such as robbery, drug abuse, cultism, advanced fee fraud, cybercrimes and kidnapping among other negative tendencies,” he said.
Abiodun described Laycon’s conduct in the House as a demonstration of the Omoluabi component, the primary ingredient of an Ogun State-born Nigerian, observing that despite the odds, temptations and provocations, he came 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 that your academic achievement at the University of Lagos was earned. This has shown that our universities can and still produce graduates that are found worthy in character and good 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 State who have made their mark in their chosen career,” he said.
An excited Laycon praised the governor for his youth-oriented programmes and promised to work with him to ensure that the “Building Our Future Together” Agenda of his administration is successful.
He said he considered Governor Abiodun as an inspiration and a role model, thanking him for the honour done him.
The Big Brother Naija winner, while showing his gratitude to the people who stood by him when in the House, noted that he was glad to return home.