Arrangement to host the maiden edition of the Abesan Youth Festival this December is already in high pitch. The youth festival according to the organizers is being packaged to foster unity among the residents of the estate, especially the youths and also to celebrate the yuletide season.
Various activities have been lined up for the one week long celebration, among which is the Gala Dinner and Awards Night where many notable residents and icons who have contributed to the growth of the estate will be honoured, top among which is the former Executive Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande.
It will be recalled that, Alhaji Lateef Jakande through his visionary projects built the much laudable housing projects across Lagos State during his tenure as the state’s governor, among which is the Abesan (Jakande) Housing Estate, which is the biggest housing estate in Lagos State.
The residential estate houses mostly government retirees who bought the estate under the Jakande’s administration. Though most of the estate’s flat have been sublets to people from all walks of life.
The estate is located in the Alimosho Local Government Area and now under the Mosan-Okunola Community Development Authority (CDA).
The event’s organizers further stated that, “The aim of this festival is to foster unity among the residence, create room for community developments and also showcase the estate in a positive light to the state and the world at large”.
“We are planning the event to address many environmental and social issues the estate is facing aside the entertaining events that will be part of the project”.
“The Festival is targeted at all the estate’s residence irrespective of the age and religion, hence our plan to have diverse events that will cater for all. There are events that will appeal to the old and adults as well as events that will appeal to the kids and young ones”.
Some of the events that will be happening during the one week long festivities include:
Novelty Football Match, Debate and Literary Competition, Beauty Pageant (Miss Abesan), Children’s Funfair / Party, Gala/Awards, Musical Concert, Free Medical Check-ups, Environmental Sanitation, etc.
The Gala Dinner and Awards Night will come up on Wednesday 23rd, 2015 at Amen Events Centre, L/S Bus-stop, Abesan Housing Estate, Ipaja, Lagos.