Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development has revealed that plans have been concluded to host the Y2021 edition of the Ibile Youth Academy designed to productively engage the youth population across all the divisions of the State.

According to a statement issued by the Director, Public Affairs Unit in the Ministry, Mrs. Adeola Olabisi, the Lagos State Youth Leadership Initiative, also known as IBILE Youth Academy, is an annual youth leadership training platform established in Y2017 to inculcate in the youths the virtues of citizenship, leadership and volunteerism.

She said the State government for the programme to ignite the spirit of personal development and transformation required for a bright future and community development.

The Director added that the programme of activities for the event will take place virtually and physically at different Youth Centres across the State, starting at Igbogbo Youth Centre, Ikorodu Division on Monday, 5th July; Oto Awori Youth Centre, Badagry Division on Tuesday, 6th July; Ikeja Youth Centre, Ikeja Division on Wednesday, 7th July; Popo Oba Youth Centre, Epe Division on Thursday, 8th July and Onikan Youth Centre, Lagos Division on Friday, 9th July, 2021.

While noting that the closing ceremony/unveiling of the IBILE Ambassadors will take place on Friday, 16th July, 2021 at 10:00 am, Olabisi informed that the Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr. Segun Dawodu, will declare the virtual training open on Tuesday, 29th June, 2021 and will also attend the closing ceremony of the Physical Training to give out Certificates to selected participants on Friday, 9th July, 2021.

The Ibile Youth Academy is expected to produce the Y2021/2022 State Youth Ambassador and five Divisional Ambassadors saddled with the responsibilities of executing projects and organising programmes for youths in their respective areas in the State.