The Founder of Olu Kosoko Foundation, Prince Olu Kosoko has reiterated the goal of his foundation on mental investment of young Badagrians, stating that Badagry youths are not lazy but creative and energetic. He stated this while speaking during his foundation’s Badagry Ignite Submit that held on Saturday 12th June 2021 at Whispering Palms, Iworo-Badagry, Lagos state.
Prince Olu Kososko said that youths in Badagry are not lazy but creative and they only need platforms to build their mental capacity to provoke actions that are geared toward success and qualitative leadership.
According to him, Olu kosoko Foundation is creating a platform for young people to be mentally equipped by igniting a new hope, inculcating new values, thoughts and providing action that will change the narrative.
“A Nigeria president once said Nigerian youths are lazy. Badagry youths are not lazy; they are creative, industrious and energetic. We want to create a structure that will provide a new set of leaders. There is need to ignite your value, change thought and give more clarity about what you want to do in life. We want to produce new leaders to connect to the new change”.
“We need to start looking at mental investment and shift away from much talk about infrastructure; we intend to create a structure that will create a new set of leaders. We want to provoke powerful thought and action in the people today and after this, we want to create a structure that will create a leadership academy to mentor young people and create a network for growth”.
Speaking at the event, the Special Adviser on Tourism, Art and Culture to the Governor of Lagos state, Mr Bonu Solomon appreciated the organizer for the initiative; noting that he is pleased to see the youths of Badagry being engaged to create betterment for their lives, adding that he will support the programme in his own capacity.
“June 12 is a day I will never forget. Today, you have shown the whole word that Badagry is a place to be .The youths of Badagry are well engaged in a programme looking for ways to better their lives instead of protesting outside there. In my own capacity, I will do everything possible to support this cause’’. He said
The guest speakers who spoke at the event; Mr. Femi Iroko, Miss Jennifer Dafwat and Mr. David Babale emphasized on the power of vision, self discovery, confidence building and charging young people to be creative and to discover their purpose for living, work toward self development and create a difference in their spheres of endeavour.