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I started as a party agent – Nigeria’s youngest LG boss speaks on his political journey

In an interactive session with the convener of Involve Africa held in Ikeja, Lagos on Tuesday, June 27 2017 , Hon. Gbenga Abiola shared his experience of being the youngest sole administrator in the history of Lagos politics and his current as the sole Administrator of Agege Local Government.

The event which was themed; Youth & Governance: Access, Capacity and Engagement had Hon Abiola share his experience in politics of the State and how he remained relevant till he was appointed by the State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

He shared also his testimony of how he started his political career as a party agent and his rise in the Local Government hierarchy before he was recommended by the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa. Stating that his loyalty and patience while serving in the ruling All Progressives Congress, rewarded him with the lofty position when the time of appointment came.

Hon Abiola also advised youths to get deeply involved in the activities of political parties in order to change the narrative in the ruling class in Nigeria and to always be ready to demand for accountability from their elected officials.

Hon Gbenga Abiola, a graduate of Psychology from the Lagos State University Psychology until his appointment as Sole Administrator of Agege Local Government in 2016, was the Special Assistant on New Media and Publicity to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa.

Hon. Abiola has carried out various projects as the sole administrator some of which includes the construction of a vocational training center, where residents learn shoemaking and carpentry as part of his efforts to aid skills acquisition in Agege Local Government.