The First Lady of Lagos State, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has urged those in the private sector and those with a public spirit to work with the government to develop programs to improve the plight of the young in society. improve.
The governor’s wife called over the weekend during the graduation ceremony at the Social Correctional Center for Girls, Idi Araba, Mushin, in Lagos State.
The summer coach titled: “Emotional Intelligence”, a week-long seminar organized and sponsored by Impact and Inspire Initiative/Wuraolami Foundation, witnessed 14 of the participants scoop up scholarships up to university level, as well as the unveiling of a renovated hairdressing boutique to train. the girls in the center.
dr. Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by Ms. Comfort Adeleke, wife of Rev. Bukola Adeleke, Lagos State Governor’s Special Adviser on Christian Religious Affairs, noted that 60 percent of the population were young people and said international policy and the programs have been mapped out to target them and be implemented in order to adequately care for the younger generation.
The governor’s wife, while insisting that the government must continue to play its part, said: “It is also a fact that the government cannot tackle the myriad challenges facing all layers of society on its own.”
“That’s why we need the private sector, multinational agencies, non-governmental organizations, public-facing individuals to continue to intervene and compliment the efforts of the government. It is a good initiative that should be encouraged,” she says.
Founder of the Foundation, Dame Wuraola Williams, said she set it up based on what God had done for her and because of the experience she had growing up, which she described as bad.
According to her, the Foundation aims to ensure that others, especially young people, do not have a similar experience while growing up.
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“What I’ve been through in my life, it’s been a really bad experience, I’ve been through a lot and it got to a point in my life where I almost gave up, and I prayed to Almighty God that if He could give him a second chance , I would look up to the youth and be a good example, a good role model for the youth and I would put a smile on people’s faces.
“I set up this program for the less privileged to eradicate inequality, what’s happening on social media now is it’s so sad that the less privileged get frustrated, intimidated by what they see.
“We want to give them that sense of belonging, that if the same opportunity is given to the minority and the majority unconditionally, they can do much better.
“So we are organizing an event at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, to give them that same sense of belonging. Even though having an event at the Sheraton Hotel cost us millions of Naira, we don’t care but we accomplished our goal,” she stated.
Williams said the latest seminar, which was themed under the theme “Emotional Intelligence,” had to go ahead because about 70 to 75 percent of the girls lacked confidence based on her observation at the previously organized seminar that invited professionals from abroad.
“We noticed that they lacked a sense of belonging and self-confidence. We then decided to organize this seminar on emotional intelligence so that they would have more confidence in themselves and self-awareness and to give them the confidence and reassurance that the position they are in is not the end of their lives.
“It’s also to reassure them that they have a better future and that they can achieve their goals in life,” she said.
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Sanwo-Olu’s wife urges private sector and others to work with government on youth development