Winner of the Big Brother Naija lockdown edition, Laycon has been gifted a three-bedroom bungalow and N5 million by the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun.
The All Progressives Congress Governor also appointed the BBNaija winner as the Youth Ambassador of the state.
Abiodun disclosed this on Tuesday when he hosted the reality show winner in his office in Abeokuta.
The Ogun State Governor further stated that Laycon’s good character, excellence, good virtues, calmness and integrity would serve as a good example for youths in the state.
“It is hoped 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,” he said.
Abiodun described the rapper’s conduct while in the house as a demonstration of some with good virtue.
He noted that Laycon did not compromise his standard despite the temptations in the house.
“You have also demonstrated, with the way you carried out your assigned tasks in the House with comportment, intellectual responses to questions and your spirit of fair-play through which your academic achievement at the University of Lagos was earned.”
“This has also shown that our universities can and still produce graduates who are found worthy in both character and learning.”
“Indeed, what we are celebrating today is much more than the entertainment that the House provided, but what you represent: a rare combination of prodigious intellect, academic excellence, multi-faceted talents, character and resilience.”
“I believe your career will draw inspiration from great sons and daughters of Ogun, who have made their marks in their respective chosen careers,” he added.
The Ogun State Governor took the opportunity to charge parents to help develop talents of their children and wards in order for them to be useful to themselves and the society in the future.
He maintained that parents and guardians should realise that there was life outside the four walls of classrooms, “as entertainers are also successful men and women, who are contributing to national development”.
He added that his administration would continue to unleash the creative energies of the youth and the generality of the people as innovators, academics, researchers, entertainers and creative artists in public and private sectors and, formal and informal sectors, for the continued development of the nation.
According to him, plans are at an advanced stage to build an ‘Entertainment Village’ for film makers, artists and musicians, where their skills could be nurtured with added value for the socio-economic development.
Laycon commended the governor for his youth-oriented programmes and promised to work with him to ensure that the “Building Our Future Together” agenda of his administration was successful.