The governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has nominated Florence Otedola, popularly known as DJ Cuppy, as one of the top young enthusiasts to lead the Lagos Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) youth alliance network.
DJ Cuppy’s nomination was based on her humanitarian initiatives as well as a love for education and youth development, according to the Lagos state office of SDGs and investment.
It also included the artist’s Cuppy Foundation and the 2015 “Dj Cuppy Takes Africa” tour as examples of other development-oriented initiatives he has sparked throughout the years.
Jumoke Odetola, a Nollywood actress; Doyinsola Ogunye, the founder of the Mental and Environmental Development Program for Children (MEDIC); and Joshua Alade, the executive director of the Nigeria youth SDGs network, are among those hired to advocate the initiative.
Sanwo-SDGs Olu’s and investment aide, Solape Hammond, stated that the program aims to create a youth-led movement that is inclusive, responsive, transparent, and long-term.
Young people, she claims, have unique views and perspectives that can help policymakers ensure that the government’s obligations to the SDGs are met.
“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.