The Ikorodu Division Youth Initiative (IDYI) has inaugurated new executives on the 29th of July 2023, to steer the affairs of the non-profit organization for it’s following leadership assignment.
The inauguration ceremony, which was held at Oteju Hall of the Ikorodu ultra modern Town Hall, was attended by members of the IDYI, youth leaders, and other stakeholders in the area.
Expected to bring fresh ideas and strategies to propel positive change in the society, a strong level of obligation was presented to the new executives to ensure the initiative achieves its objectives and positively impacts the lives of youths in Ikorodu division.
Instructed to stay dedicated and committed to the youth initiative during their tenure, the fresh excos were encouraged to lead the establishment to greater heights.
In his keynote address, Mr SOK Shillings advised the newly inaugurated executives of Ikorodu Division Youth Initiative (IDYI) to be transparent and diligent in the discharge of their duties.
Mr Shillings advised the new executives, recounting that their inauguration was a demonstration of their leadership qualities and commitment to the development of the area.
He urged the new executives to prioritize transparency and accountability in their administration, pointing out that these were essential for effective leadership and good governance.
Mr Shillings also called on the new executives to work with relevant stakeholders to identify the needs of youths in the area and develop programs and initiatives to address them.
He cited that youth development was crucial to the overall development of any society and urged the new executives to make it a priority.
During the swearing-in, the new executives, led by Oluwakeji Onabajo (executive director), promised to work diligently to promote the welfare and development of youths in the area.
Citing that the non-political organization would focus on youth empowerment, education, and entrepreneurship, and would work with relevant stakeholders to achieve its objectives.
The inauguration of the new executives officiated by Barrister Adeleke Aroyewun marks a new beginning for the IDYI, demonstrating the organisation’s commitment to youth development in the waterbed region of Lagos state.
As the newly sworn-in executives received their certificate of active service, their predecessors (the outgoing excos) also received theirs.
A special leadership award was presented to Comrade Seun Elesho for his supportive role in propelling the youth initiative over the years.
Other new executives include; Kolejo Fathia Adedotun Deputy Executive Director, Waliu Olalekan Adeyeri, Director of Administration, Lemmy Oduyebo, Director of Projects, Comrade Anthony Adedamola Ogunmokun, Director of community service and volunteers, Adepoju Enitan Pelumi, Director of Media and Publicity, Shodunke Wasiu Ademola, Director of Finance, Aliu Mubarak Adekunle, Director of Not too young to run, Sanni Taibat Adeteju, Director of Welfare, Oyebanjo Agboola Mustapha, Internal Auditor and Lawal Nurudeen Olayiwola, Deputy Director of Admin.