A group of youths, which cut – across the Ikorodu Division, have perfected plans to celebrate the 50th birthday anniversary of Rep. Babajimi Adegoke Benson, the representative of the lkorodu Federal Constituency at the Green Chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.
The young lawmaker, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Defense, will clock 50 years on March 30, 2022 and a committee put together by the youths to organise the celebration, has promised that the event would be epochal.
In a statement signed by Mr Kayode Badmus, Chairman, Publicity Sub-Committee JB @ 50, stated that the convener of JB @ 50, Billiamin Olalekan Oba, the Chairman of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Lagos State chapter, disclosed that young people in the division have come together to celebrate ‘JB’ whom he described as a pacesetter and outstanding Leader, for his amiable achievements since being elected by the good people of Ikorodu.
He further stated that, Oba disclosed that Ikorodu youths are partnering with all major stakeholders, especially the 30 elected councilors, the six LGA and LCDA chairmen as well as other youth based organizations, in ensuring that Jimi Benson is well celebrated.
“Over the years, Rep Babajimi Benson has dedicated himself to a life of service and has gone out of his way to continually perform outstandingly. It is only fair on our part to also celebrate him as he clocks 50”, the statement said.
The statement further stated that dignitaries from across the country, especially from Lagos State would be invited to observe first hand how the youths would celebrate the man of honour.
While stating that the JB @50 celebration would be a one – in – town evet, the sub – committee Chairman also unveiled some of the events that are lined – up for the celebration among which are colloquium, dinner amongst other activities to be announced by the Central Working Committee.
“The Central Working Committee includes young people from across the division who also shared in the idea of giving JB a worthy birthday celebration. They include Barrister Hamzat Jimoh who heads the fundraising sub-committee, Comrade Ajibike who is in charge of Welfare, Tayo Odusanya, Olubode Mac Oserinde amongst others”, the statement added.