By Biodun Awosusi
In a bid to boost the advocacy efforts of ‘MDGs in Africa’ though social media, I am excited to announce Tayo Fagbohun, a Google Student Ambassador as Social Media Director for the group. He will be spreading the word about our advocacy efforts on social networks.
Here is his short profile:
Tayo Fagbohun is a leading Development Ambassador for Nigeria. He believes sustainable development is not the sole responsibility of the government but young people need to play a key role to reduce poverty and hunger in Nigeria and Africa.
He currently serves as a Google Student Ambassador after participating in Google Student Ambassador Summit in Nairobi Kenya. The Summit attracted 145 students from 12 African countries and over 100 universities in Africa.
He vast experience in youth volunteer programs. He was a youth volunteer for the Youngstars Foundation in Kwara state, North Central Nigeria. He was distributor of youth democracy film and hand book among thousands of young people in the state in the first half of 2012. The project was supported by the National Democracy Institute NDI, International Republic Institute IRI, National Endowment for Democracy NED and United States Agency for International Development.
In 2010, he was selected as one of 40 youths/champions to represent Kwara state at the Tolerance Academy. The Academy is an initiative of Champions of the Society. It was sponsored by the United Nations Alliance for Civilization.
Tayo is an avid writer. He is a student correspondent and freelancer for the Education column of the national dailies, the Nation newspaper [Campuslife] and the Nigerian Tribune newspaper. His commitment to advocacy and service prompted his peers to elect him as the Public Relations officer of the Union of Campus Journalists (UCJ) of the prestigious University of Ilorin, Nigeria for 2012/2013 session.
His experience as a writer, social media savvy and staunch believer in sustainable development will prove useful in his capacity as social media director.
Please join me to welcome the superstar on board!