Hon. Khairat Animashaun-Ajiboye Engages FESTAC Youths In The Promotion Of Peace And Development5 min read
Hon. Khairat Animashaun-Ajiboye, the founder of Peace Dynamix, Peace and Development Initiative (PD, PDI), Khairat Animashaun Initiative (KAI) and a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) who is a reputable public administrator of note has just raised the bar with her unique program to engage the youth in different communities as she kicked off in her constituency in FESTAC town, in Lagos, Nigeria. She and her satire team have declared to launch the initiative to drive peace and development amongst the Nigerian youths for a greater tomorrow her vision to create a more sustainable socio-political, economic, cultural and physical environment for Lagosians and Nigerians at large.
Khairat, the goal-getter politician and activist with outstanding records in the game since her involvement in the Student Union Government in her tertiary institution days in Lagos State, has said that she is not stopping until she creates an enabling environment for peace and development using the youths as the driving force.
Khairat Animashaun-Ajiboye, the visioner of the Peace Dynamix, Peace and Development Initiative (PD, PDI) is leaving up to her dreams to do the right thing for her generation and those that are yet unborn through good governance and all-inclusive leadership in Lagos State for all and sundry by the youthful, reputable and hard working Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, who is the Chief Stakeholder of the program.
Those in the know that attended the program squealed that ‘it is high time we engage the youths at different times in Lagos and beyond with different positive initiatives in order to get better results for a better, stronger and inclusive society like never before in our great country, Nigeria.
At the Community Lecture and Empowerment program tagged- Engaging Festac Youths in the Promotion of Peace and Development held in Festac town, Lagos on Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 with outstanding attendance from the youths and representatives from different wards in the community Local Government Area.
In her words, the outspoken and fearless servant leader said “I love my people and my communities and it is time for us to show our hidden sincerity and help each other so we can return hope and dignity back to our societies. Only YOU/ME can make the difference!!”
Read and enjoy the full text of her press statement delivered on October 22nd, 2022 below:
WELCOME ADDRESS BY HON. KHAIRAT ANIMASHAUN -AJIBOYE AT THE COMMUNITY LECTURE AND EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM: ENGAGING FESTAC YOUTHS IN THE PROMOTION OF PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT
Good morning to my Fathers, Mothers, Brothers, Sisters, Aunties, Uncles, Teachers, Neighbours, Juniors, Seniors, Our Erudite Professors, Representatives of government agencies and the Fourth Arm! I welcome you!!
Today is a good day simply because the decision to have this event was almost spontaneous. I have resided in Festac Town, down the road from here since 1977 with my great parents, Alhaji Bashiru and Alhaja Aminat Animashaun. We know how our communities were, structurally, culturally and socially! We All testify to how they are today.
Positive Dynamix, Peace and Development Initiative was created in 2015. The idea to create it was borne by me officially on the 9th of September, 2015, over 7 years ago.
The Vision is simply to create a more egalitarian society TO:
1. Encourage girl child education.
2. Promote Peace, Welfare and Safety in our environment and among young people.
3. To educate the youths on dangers of drug abuse and promote moral and ethical values on the society.
4. To ensure equitable development for both rural inhabitants and poor urban dwellers especially women and children.
5. To equip the youths with simple employable skills for them to be job creators rather than job seekers, so they can also lead responsible lives.
These and others were the aspirations of Positive Dynamix, Peace and Development Initiative (PD, PDI) which also gave me the opportunity to register a sister organization in the USA.
One critical addition to the list of what I read was given by a ‘young man’ in Abuja who is knocking on his 40th birthday. He said ma, we should include the drugs issue, I said why, and he responded by explaining to me how they had drugs planted all over their Secondary Schools like they were beautification flowers. The students became drug addicts from the very institution that should have protected them.
I love my people and my communities and it is time for us to show our hidden sincerity and help each other so we can return hope and dignity back to our societies. Only YOU/ME can make the difference!!
I want to use this opportunity to talk about a gentle man, I have never met him in person but I have taken my time to listen to his speeches and to feel the real human in him. That man happens to be the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu! You all recall some of my ‘journeys’ within the last months and some of you may be able to find those prints on the internet, I however assure you that His Excellency, Babajide Sanwo-Olu means well for not just the youths but for everyone! Like my teachers thought me, communication is key! We need to communicate with each other more and more!! That is the way we will get to know one another, that is how we can listen to each other and help solve our community issues with sincerity of purpose and actions. When you hear Sanwo-Olu, think, Good mind, willing and Ready to serve and that he seeks to always do better for Lagosians.
Today we will try to give some form of little support to existing business persons across the wards! Then we will have those that are interested in starting a small scale business to send a 2 pages proposal to your chairman and community leaders who will send them to me. We will create a board that will evaluate, interview and advise but TRUST me that we shall endeavor to be fair and do what we say we will, Allah willing! Remember that.
Kindly be patient as we listen to our Professor who will speak to the topic of today, Engaging FESTAC youths in Peace and Development.
Thank you so much for this opportunity!