#NotToYoungToRun Advocate Samson Itodo Wins Young Person Of The Year Award #TFAA2018

#NotToYoungToRun Advocate Samson Itodo Wins Young Person Of The Year Award #TFAA2018

By Bayo Adegbite | Politics Reporter on December 17, 2018
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Winner Prize for #TFAA2018 Young Person of the Year, Samson Itodo (2)

Samson Itodo, sponsor of the ‘Not-Too-Young-To-Run bill, emerged The Young Person of the Year at the 13th edition of The Future Awards Africa held on Sunday, 16 December, 2018 at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.

The ground-breaking bill, which was finally signed in 2018, sought to advance youth participation in Nigerian politics, challenging post-Independence laws that preclude citizens under the age of 30 from participating in Federal, State and Local Government election.

Samson Itodo took the top prize in a category made up of several inspiring Nigerians including author, Tomi Adeyemi; artiste, David ‘Davido’ Adeleke; academic, Nemitari Ajienka, and scientist, Dr. Mahmoud Maina.

Receiving his award, Itodo emphasized the importance of active youth participation in the electoral process especially the upcoming elections in 2019. He advised young Nigerians to leverage on the opportunities provided by the Not-Too-Young-To-Run bill to get involved and create real impact in their communities.

Winner Prize for #TFAA2018 Young Person of the Year, Samson Itodo

“The 2019 elections are very important, because we cannot create true change in Nigeria without electing leaders who intend to develop the country. So when we go out next year, I beg you to look around you and search for true leadership – those who actually have the integrity and intention to lead. It’s all in our hands,” he said after receiving his award.

Other personalities who witnessed the event include Ibukun Awosika, Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria; Biodun Shobanjo, Chairman, Troyka Holdings; Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation; Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of Young Progressives Party; Obiageli Ezekwesili, presidential candidate, Allied Congress Party of Nigeria; entrepreneur and philanthropist, Jumoke Adenowo; Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde; Salawa Abeni and many more.

L-R: Commissioner for Economic Planning, Budget, and Development Partnerships, Anambra State, Mark Okoye; Chairman Troyka Holdings, Biodun Shobanjo; Winner of The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of The Year, Samson Itodo; Cofounder of The Future Project, Adebola Williams, Portfolio Manager, Non-Alcoholic brands, Nigerian Breweries Plc., Ngozi Nwonji at the 13th edition of The Future Awards Africa in Lagos.

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