The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has emerged winner of LEAP Africa’s Youth Leadership Debate 2.0 held at the Platform Nigeria for the second consecutive time, defeating University of Ibadan (UI) at the grand finale.
LEAP Africa is one of Africa’s foremost non-profit organisations focused on youth leadership development.
Following very engaging and brilliant arguments from the proposing team, UNILORIN, and the opposing team, UI, scores from the judges, and the audience, who also got an opportunity to vote for their winning team, were tallied, and UNILORIN emerged winners.
While speaking about the debates and the role of young Nigerians in birthing the Nigeria we want, LEAP Africa’s Executive Director, Kehinde Ayeni, stated that, “Youth voices and youth-led actions are very critical to nation building, stating that this is one of the key propellers of LEAP’s efforts to activate youth voices across Nigeria.”
He added that “Young people should not be silenced, however, they should be guided on how to leverage their voices and the right channels for advocacy that will lead to sustainable change.”