The winner of the recently concluded Big Brother Naija reality show, Olamilekan “Laycon” Agbeleshe, has been appointed as “Youth Ambassador” by the Ogun state government.
The state also gifted Laycon an apartment. A donation of 5 million naira was given to him to kickstart activities in his new office by the government.
Announcing the appointment while hosted Laycon and his team in his Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, office, governor Dapo Abiodun said the state was proud that Laycon represented virtue, intellect and all-round talent while in the BBNaija house.
“To celebrate you, we have made you the youth ambassador of Ogun State. I personally look forward to you being a model of good character, excellence, good virtue, honesty, and integrity to the youth of Ogun State.
“To enable you to do your job, motivate you, as well as motivate others, we are giving you a three-bedroom bungalow and in addition to that, we are giving you a sum of N5 million,’’ he said.
The governor said the appointment given to Laycon was to motivate him to spend more time in his home state and to help inspire the youth, and engage them to stop vices like robbery, drug abuse, cultism, fraud, 419, and others.
Mr Abiodun congratulated Laycon on emerging the winner of the BBN show and conveyed his hope that his good character will be modeled by the youths.
He said, “One of the lessons that should be learnt from your success is that twenty of you were locked down in this house and you all came from different backgrounds and you were charged to relate with each other responsibly.
Received Amidst Fanfare
A crowd of fans received Laycon on Tuesday in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, amidst fanfare and grandeur.
He was received with youths, singing, drumming and blowing trumpets while driven in a semi-open SUV around the city.