Paradigm Shift: Youth Council Coordinators in Lagos State Elect Moibi Ibrahim in Historic Gathering.

Kakalistiq.com reports that a historic gathering unfolded at the Bariga LCDA Secretariat as the Forum of Local Branches Coordinators, a crucial segment of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Lagos State Chapter, and a coalition of all NYCN Lagos Local Branch Coordinators made groundbreaking decisions by electing Comrade Moibi Ibrahim as Chairman, signaling a paradigm shift in leadership.

Comrade Moibi Ibrahim

Commencing the meeting on December 29th, 2023, the coordinators applauded the achievements of the interim committee led by Comr. Akibu Sikiru, acknowledging the successful execution of their impactful 4-point agenda. Following this commendation, the Akibu Sikiru-led interim committee gracefully stepped down after fulfilling its designated 3-month term, as agreed upon by the Forum on August 6, 2023.

Expressing dissatisfaction with the state executives led by Oba, a resolute motion resulted in a vote of no confidence, citing allegations of power abuse and deviation from the 2018 NYCN constitution. The Forum emphatically pledged its allegiance to upholding the council’s best interests.

In a strategic move to streamline communication and enhance collaboration, coordinators unanimously decided to exit existing platforms, paving the way for the creation of the ‘Forum of Coordinators 2023–2024.’ Underscoring the transformation, coordinators proposed a new leadership structure, electing Comrade Moibi Ibrahim from Epe NYCN as Chairman, Babatunde Opeyemi Yusuf as Secretary, and Comr. Oshodi John Ayodele as PRO for a one-year term, providing flexibility for potential changes.

To oversee the election process, coordinators appointed Comr. Fasaasi Musa and Comr. Aina Adewale as members of the electoral committee. The bold decisions continued with a second vote of no confidence in the state executives, citing concerns of abuse of office, constitutional override, and financial mismanagement.

In a joint communiqué, the newly elected leaders expressed gratitude for the stability brought by the interim committee and called for cooperation with the State Chairman. They emphasized their commitment to upholding the NYCN constitution and propelling the council forward. At the end of the meeting of the Forum of Coordinators held at the Bariga LCDA Secretariat on Friday, December 29th, 2023, the coordinators unanimously decided:

Summary of the Communique:

  1. Appreciation for the Akibu Sikiru-led interim committee for successfully delivering on their 4-point agenda.
  2. Dissolution of the Akibu Sikiru-led interim committee after completing its 3-month mandate.
  3. A vote of no confidence was passed on the Oba-led State Executives, citing gross abuse of power and violation of the 2018 NYCN constitution.
  4. The decision for all coordinators to exit existing platforms (LOCAL BRANCHES and FORUM of COORDINATORS) and join the newly created ‘Forum of Coordinators 2023-2024.’
  5. Election of new leadership for the Forum with Comr Moibi Ibrahim as Chairman, Babatunde Opeyemi Yusuf as Secretary, and Comr Oshodi John Ayodele as PRO for a one-year term.
  6. Appointment of Comr Fasaasi Musa and Comr Aina Adewale as the electoral committee for the new leadership election.
  7. A vote of no confidence was passed again on the Oba-led State Executives for abuse of office, constitutional override, and financial mismanagement.
  8. Appreciation for the stability brought by the Akibu Sikiru-led interim committee and a call for cooperation with the State Chairman to move the NYCN Lagos Chapter forward.

The newly elected Chairman, Secretary, and PRO, Comr Moibi Ibrahim, Babatunde Opeyemi Yusuf, and Comr Oshodi John Ayodele, respectively, expressed their commitment to steering the NYCN Lagos State Chapter toward greater heights while upholding the principles of the NYCN constitution.

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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