Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, has named Florence Otedola, popular disc jockey (DJ) better known as DJ Cuppy, among top youth enthusiasts to lead the Lagos Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) youth alliance network.
In a statement, the Lagos state office of SDGs and investment said DJ Cuppy’s selection was based on her philanthropic movements as well as an enthusiasm for education and youth development.
It also cited several other development-oriented actions that the artist has inspired over the years including Cuppy Foundation and the ‘Cuppy Takes Africa’ tour in 2015.
Other persons enlisted to champion the initiative include Jumoke Odetola, Nollywood actress; Doyinsola Ogunye, founder of Mental and Environmental Development Initiative for Children (MEDIC); and Joshua Alade, the executive director of Nigeria youth SDGs network.
Solape Hammond, SDGs and investment aide to Sanwo-Olu said the initiative is aimed at birthing a youth-led movement that is inclusive, responsive, transparent, and sustainable.
According to her, young people have unique insights and perspectives that can drive more effective policy towards ensuring that government commitments to SDGs are fulfilled.
“Governor Sanwo-Olu is very proud of the increasing scale of ambitious youth-led advocacy that are providing sustainable solutions to emerging challenges in the state.
“This administration is passionate about engaging the youth in developing inclusive, transparent, collaborative and responsive mechanisms for the SDGs,” she said.