Ogun governor appoints BBNaija winner Laycon as Youth Ambassador, gift him N5m, bungalow


The Ogun state has finally claimed Laycon, the winner of 2020 Big Brother Naija reality TV show, as their own.

The state governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Tuesday, appointed 26-year-old singer as a youth ambassador.

The governor also announced a gift of three bedroom bungalow and N5million for him.

Laycon, real name Olamilekan Agbeleshe, was declared winner of the BBNaija show late last month after he polled the highest votes at the grand finale.

The governor made the announcement in Abeokuta, the state capital when he played host to the reality tv star at the executive chamber of the governor office in the State capital.

“Once again, I congratulate you and on this note, I hereby appoint you as Youth Ambassador of Ogun State. I look forward to working with you to be a model of good character, excellence, good virtues, calmness, integrity that are general attributes of Ogun State, and in fact, your homestead, Odeda.

“We believe that you will help inspire our teeming youths to channel their energies towards positive engagements and shun vices such as robbery, drug abuse, cultism, advanced fee fraud, cybercrimes and kidnapping amongst other negative tendencies,” the governor announced.

While congratulating Laycon, who is a native of Odeda local government area of the state, the governor promised that an entertainment village is being contemplated to nurture budding talents in the state and beyond.

“On behalf of the Government and good people of Ogun State, I join your fans across the world to welcome you to your Home State.

“I also want to congratulate you on your success after 71 days as a housemate at the Year 2020 Big Brother Naija, Lockdown Edition.”

The governor said young Nigerians can learn from Laycon’s demeanor while in the Big Brother Naija House based on how he related well with the other 19 housemates from different backgrounds.

Governor Abiodun also praised Laycon who he said, “demonstrated the Omoluabi component which is the primary ingredient of an Ogun State-born Nigerian. Despite all the odds, temptations, and provocations in the House, I am proud that you came out unscathed and uninvolved in any scandal or immoral act.

“You have also demonstrated with the way you carried out your assigned tasks in the House with comportment; intellectual responses.




Laycon was recently in the news when the Ogun State Internal Revenue Service (OGIRS) engaged the Lagos Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) in a tussle for his tax.

The LIRS had in its congratulatory message to  Laycon reminded him of his tax.

How, the OGIRS took to its Twitter page the next day to call Laycon one of its own in another tax reminder.

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