THE OBA YOU MAY NOT KNOW!
Lekan Biliamin Sulaimon-Oba was born on October 27, 1987 in Ikorodu town to the Sulaimon-Alejo family. He had his elementary school at Umar Bun Alkattab, Kaduna State before proceeding to Oriwu Model College, where he obtained his West African Examination Council certificate with distinctions.
After graduating from the Mass Communication Department, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State, he started his own media outfit, where he consults for individuals and organizations on media and public relations matters.
Oba is currently the chairman of National Youth Council of Nigeria Lagos State Chapter.
NYSC State Honour, 2014
Most Creative Students, 2013
Member, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Parliament.
Speaker, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic 2013
2nd runner up Cannes Lions creative competition.
Clerk, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Judiciary.
Cordinator, NYCN Ikorodu branch.
Igbogbo Legendary Awards, Igbogbo Students Union Award.
Project Director, Ikorodu Diamond Leo Club
Member/Volunteer, Ikorodu Ambassador group
Member, YALI Africa
Member, Involve Africa
Strategy Manager, AfrikaInspireher
Volunteer, iCare Foundation Foodbank
District 404A1 Nigeria, Publicity Director and DP Installation Chairperson.
Special Adviser on media to the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation.
NYSC Save1Future Initiative – State honour Award.
Debate and Quiz Competition in partnership with Otunba Olukoga.
Ikorodu for the culture in partnership with Ikorodu-Oga Development Association (IKODASS).
Participant, Ikorodu Ambassadors Community Projects.
Idea Writer – NAIDS public speaking contest.
Partner – Lagos State Summer Camp.
Publisher, Southwest reporters.
Organizer- Southwest Icons Award (SWICONS)
Oba speaks Hausa, Yoruba and English fluently. He is married two beautiful Enitan Jessica Oba with beautiful Kids, King Jamal Adegoke and Queen Jasmine Moremi.
YOUTH EMPOWERMENT, A PANACEA FOR POVERTY IN THE NATION By LEKAN BILLIAMIN SULAIMON-OBA
Youth Empowerment is not same with Youth development. The word Empowerment has being abused over the years and it calls for all and sundrys attention.
For me, you should empower young citizens in terms of education and not the concept we experience today.
When you let young people access quality education, you are close to setting them free and you can be rest assured they are liberated.
Information is life itself.
I don’t believe poverty is our issue as young Citizens rather our inability to channel our mindset towards the things that will add value to us as young people.
When you talk about Empowerment, what comes to mind today is Marwa and Okada donation.
What happens to adult education. What happens to education to young people living in the creeks. For me, the only legacy you can give a child is education.
Access good education is Youth development while the Keke Marwa is a good example of Youth Empowerment, Choose wisely.
I am sorry to say this, an educated mind shouldn’t be poor in the first place.
Education alone is an asset.
Education alone is your weapon needed for freedom.
Education will liberate your mind,
Education will tell you to do things done differently.
If you are educated and poor, it shows something is not right somewhere.
Education will help you through self Discovery.
This is why the National Youth Council of Nigeria Lagos State Chapter is doing all that is within us to make sure we do all that is within us to push education as our top priority.
I will also encourage we take our Entrepreneurship class serious. No job out there.
Create something. The moment you realise a problem, proffer Solutions. That solution is your Money making machine, go for it!
Another thing that scares young people is failure. Don’t be afraid of it.
You just may be close to winning, go for it.
In conclusion, be positive in all you do. Pray to God and hope for greatness.