8th December, 2010
Nigerians have been advised to invest heavily on her youths so that the country andÂ African continent can reap abundantly from the vast energies of the young ones toÂ tackle diseases, ignorance and skill gaps in various sectors of the economy.
This was the submission of an aspirant to the Lagos Central Senatorial District seatÂ in the National Assembly on the platform of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN),Â Tolagbe Animasaun, while unfolding his ambition recently.
According to him, his desire to vie for a seat at the Senate was borne out of theÂ urge to empower the youths of the district and give them a voice in their quest toÂ secure a promising future.
He said he hopes to achieve that by exploring and exploiting the revenue potentialÂ of his constituency by seeking legislation allowing for derivation from revenueÂ generated by federal institutions located within the area he seeks to represent atÂ the Senate.
Born to the famous Asunmo Animasaun family of Martins Street, Olowogbowo, LagosÂ Island 52 years ago, Tolagbe graduated from Virginia Union University, Richmond,Â Virginia, USA, after he had his secondary and higher education at Ahmadiya College,Â Agege and Baptist Academy, Obanikoro, respectively.
He rose through the ranks to become a permanent secretary in the Lagos Stateâ€™s civilÂ service before retiring into private business few years ago.