Lagos Youth Parliamentarian’s Initiative Set to Commemorate International Boy’s Child Day in Epe.

To address the needs and challenges faced by young boys in Epe, reports that the office of Comrade Odunare Mahruf, representative of Lagos State Youth Parliament, Epe Constituency I, is set to commemorate the 2024 edition of International Boy’s Child Day with the launch of the Epe Boys Safe Space project.

Hon. Abiodun Tobun

Themed “Eyin ni di akuko: Empowering Tomorrow’s Men,” the event is scheduled for Saturday, May 18th, 2024, at the Epe Local Government Council Chambers, Ita-Marun, Epe, alongside an online advocacy campaign. The esteemed Chief Host will be Hon. Abiodun Tobun, the representative of Epe Constituency I at the Lagos State House of Assembly, while the Project Lead will be Ambassador Rahmon Saheed, a prominent figure known for his impactful initiatives within Epe Division as the coordinator of Lagos Youth Ambassadors.

Ambassador Rahmon Saheed

Ambassador Rahmon Saheed, speaking on the significance of the project, stated, “In Yoruba culture, ‘Eyin ni di akuko’ signifies the transformative journey from an egg to a cockerel, symbolizing the boy-child’s potential for positive growth and contribution to society. Through the Epe Boys Safe Space project, we aim to provide mentorship and support to empower our boys, steering them away from negative influences and guiding them towards a path of responsibility and respect.”

Comrade Odunare Mahruf

Highlighting the objectives of the initiative, Comrade Odunare Mahruf emphasized the importance of addressing the overlooked needs of young boys in society. “Our mission is to cultivate a nurturing environment for our boys, offering guidance on various aspects of life, including mental health, career development, and civic responsibilities. Together, we can rewrite the narrative and nurture our boys into responsible and respected members of society,” he stated.

The 15-day online advocacy campaign, set to commence tonight, seeks support from individuals within the constituency and beyond. Comrade Odunare Mahruf urged well-meaning individuals to join hands in promoting the welfare and empowerment of the boy child, providing contact numbers (09025836402 or 08166135456) for those interested in contributing to the cause.

The Epe Boys Safe Space initiative represents a collaborative effort to uplift and empower young boys in the Epe Division. With the participation of accomplished role models like Hon. Abiodun Tobun and Ambassador Rahmon Saheed, the project aims to instil positive values and inspire the next generation of leaders, fostering a community where every boy can thrive and contribute positively to society.


Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde

I am Kaka Babatunde, a budding academic researcher and media enthusiast whose experience in the media industry spans 3 years under @Ekohotblog as a field reporter. I'm a writer, serial volunteer, and community and youth development enthusiast whose collaborative efforts have immensely contributed to nation-building in Epe LGA, Lagos.

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