“Mentors Platform: A Beacon of Hope for Epe Division Youths,” Says Bldr. Sesan Daini.

In a commendation brimming with admiration, Kakalistiq.com reports that Builder Olusesan Daini, the Chairman of Igbogbo Baiyeku LCDA, has praised Hon. Sesan Olowa of Ibeju-Lekki Local Government for his innovative efforts to inspire the youth of Epe Division. Speaking at Jata Hotels, Awoyaya, Ibeju-Lekki, during the Mentors Platform on Thursday, May 9th, 2024, Daini highlighted the importance of such initiatives in nurturing young minds.

Hon. Sesan Daini

“This is a program I will still try as much as possible to make sure that I put it in place before I leave office. It is a program that will add value to the community. It is a program that will bring our youth out of a natural enclave that they’ve put themselves into. I commend him, it’s a good program. I support this initiative and I appreciate him,” he stated.

He further urged the youths of Ibeju-Lekki and the larger Epe Division to seize the opportunity presented by the Mentors Platform. “Despite the challenges our country faces, abundant opportunities are waiting to be tapped. This program can reorient our youth, helping them realize that Nigeria is a nation brimming with potential.”

Sharing his journey, Daini recounted his days as a student union activist at the University of Lagos. Born in 1980, his activism led to his expulsion, arrest, and eventual imprisonment. Guided by the counsel of renowned Human Rights Activist Chief Gani Fawehinmi SAN, he turned himself in and faced trial. “I was expelled from school and banned from UNILAG. But I believe education is a right, not a privilege. I chose to fight for what I believed in.”

Daini emphasized the importance of mentorship in personal development. During his exile, he trained on revolution at the Pan African Training Center, under the African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa. “Any vacant time in your life, learn something, gain something. Don’t let it go to waste,” he advised.

Upon his return to Nigeria, Daini successfully reversed his expulsion and completed his degree after 12 years. He founded the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in South Africa in 2009, under the endorsement of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Despite his expulsion, he continued to add value to his life and others, earning multiple degrees from the University of Lagos, including a Bachelor of Science in Building, a Master in Public and International Affairs, a Master in Construction Management, and he is now completing his PhD.

Daini concluded with a powerful message to the youth: “Do not let your current position deter you from acquiring knowledge. Never be easily contented until you reach your goals.”

As Daini’s story illustrates, the Mentors Platform stands as a beacon of hope, inspiring the youth of Epe Division to strive for excellence, regardless of their circumstances.

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde is a budding academic researcher and media enthusiast whose experience germinated in high school, attaining the Press Club presidency. As an iconic field reporter for 3 years, he is a writer, serial volunteer, and community cum youth development champion whose collaborative efforts have immensely contributed to nation-building in Epe LGA, Lagos, and Nigeria at large.

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