The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun has appointed Big Brother Naija 2020 Winner, Laycon, as Youth Ambassador for the state.
The governor also gave the rapper and reality TV show star 5 million Naira cash gift and a house in Abeokuta.
Abiodun made this known while hosting Laycon at the Ogun State Government Office, Oke-Mosan, Aneokuta on Tuesday.
In a statement released on Dapo Abiodun’s Facebook account, he said, “We have appointed the winner of the Big Brother Naija Lockdown, @itslaycon Youth Ambassador of Ogun State in addition to house and cash gifts.”
“I relayed this development today, when I played host to Olamilekan Moshood Agbelesebioba AKA Laycon in my Oke-Mosan office in Abeokuta.”
“The appointment and gifts are a celebration of Laycon’s good character, intellect and virtues which were proven to the whole world on live TV as better choices than vices.”
“A proud son of Ogun State, Laycon displayed the essence of focus in the face of temptations and provocations. This is the true Ogun State spirit, and it indeed confirms that this earned him his academic achievement at the University of Lagos.”
Abiodun added, “Entertainment and academics mix finely for a good result. So I urge parents to let their children explore outside the classroom. We are therefore now finalising plans to establish in Ogun State, an Entertainment Village for artistes and artists to nurture their skills and talents.”
Meanwhile, some youths have called the gesture a misplaced priority while others believe Laycon deserves the gifts.