OGUN STATE SCOUT YOUTH FORUM HELD ON 2ND – 4TH FEB. 2018 AT ABEOKUTA.
In achieving the number one priority of scouting that is YOUTH ENGAGEMENT (Scouting should give young people the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge, empowering them to take an active part in the Movement and in their communities. Involvement, recognition and intergenerational exchange are key in providing a framework for our youth members), the Ogun State Scout Council of the Scout Association of Nigeria held her 2nd State Youth forum which led to the election of five Youth Advisors across the provinces.
The official opening ceremony of the event came up on 3rd February 2018 at exactly 10 am where the event was declared open by the Prince ‘Kola Adewale (State Scout Commissioner), Mr. Ezekiel Shomefun (Divisional Commissioner, Ikeja Division Scout Council – Lagos State) gave the keynote lecture on CREATING A BETTER WORLD. The theme for the Youth forum was creating a better world led to the discussion of various topics such as The Role of Youth in Nation Building by Apostle Adetola Adenekan (Assistant Chief Commissioner/HOD Diversity inclusion and Social Impact), the Impact of Information, communication and technology on Youth development by Dr F. A Oguntoye (Former Ogun State Scout Commissioner), Essential life skills for a successful Youth by Mr Ezekiel Shomefun (Divisonal Commissioner, Ikeja Division Scout Council – Lagos State) and Agric-business the basic solution to our crumbed economy by Mr Shola Afariogun (C.E.O. African Foundation for Environment and Development).
The forum led to the end of the Youth Advisors elected at the 1st Youth forum held in 2015 and new five Advisors were elected:
• Mr. Adetayo Emmanuel
• Miss. Sanyaolu Taiwo
• Mr. Adegboyega Daniel.
• Mr. Folarin Olukoyejo Felix.
• Mr. Aladejana Isaac.
There were 34 delegates across the state present at the forum with about fifteen visitors present among others are Mr Asimolowo Seun (NHQ. Commissioner Youth Engagement), Pastor R.B. Babatunde (NHQ Commissioner & immediate Past SSC), Elder Bankole (Chairman, BPGOS), Prince ‘Bisi Enitan (SHQ. Commissioner- Programme), Prince Olayemi Femi (SHQ Commissioner – Diversity inclusion), Mr Odunuga Obafemi (SHQ Commissioner – Scout Shop), Mr B. O Akinwunmi (SHQ Commissioner – Communication), Pastor R. A. Asamu (SHQ Commissioner – Travel and Tour), Mr N.I Shobogun (Training Commissioner – Lagos State Scout Council) and many others.
Johnson Erinfolami. State Headquarter Commissioner (Youth Engagement). firstname.lastname@example.org.