Meet Shola Agboola director for Youth Mobilization African Canadian Cultural Heritage Council

Meet Shola Agboola director for Youth Mobilization African Canadian Cultural Heritage Council

- Shola Agboola is a respected young leader in the African community in Manitoba, Canada

- Agboola is the president of the largest Nigerian youth organization in Canada, Nigerian Association for Young Adults of Canada

- The young Nigerian is also the community liaison officer for the African Working Group (AWG) at the University of Manitoba

- The Nigerian man was an elected member of the board of directors for the Conservative Party of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Anywhere they go, Nigerians rarely take the back seat, and they are always a forerunner even in a foreign land. So is the case of Shola Agboola.

Shola Abdulazeez Agboola is a respected young leader in the African community in Manitoba, Canada. He is the Director for Youth Mobilization for the African Canadian Cultural Heritage Council of Manitoba. He is also the president of the Nigerian Association for Young Adults of Canada.

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Agboola has substantial governance and public policy management experience. He has been working for the government of Manitoba, Canada, for almost a decade. He is also versed in a number of key areas including social, economic and political engagement.

He has participated in many local and international conferences in Netherland, Portugal, Australia and United Nations in New York advancing the interests of immigrants in diaspora particularly African immigrants.

He has published academic research papers on issues of immigrant rights in international journals such as e-cadernos CES in Portugal.

Shola Agboola’s passion for social development and community empowerment has led him to sit on several boards of non-profit organizations in Canada.

He is also the president of the largest Nigerian youth organization in Canada. He is a member of the board of the African Canadian Foundation, a social-economic multicultural organization for all Africans in Manitoba, Canada. He is also the community liaison officer for the African Working Group (AWG) at the University of Manitoba, a scholarly intellectual group dedicated to the management of conflicts in Africa.

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Agboola was appointed as the North American coordinator for Oodua Progressive Union for Canada, USA and Mexico.

Agboola is also politically active in his new home political system, Canada, where he is a community leader and an individual with strong political acumen. He was an elected member of the board of directors for the Conservative Party of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Before then, he was the president of the Wosley Constituency of the Manitoba Progressive Conservative Party. In the 2015 federal election, the NAYA president was the chairman of the electoral task force for the Manitoba Muslim Association educating and encouraging young Canadian Muslims to be involved in political participation as a way to effect change.

He is also very active towards the forthcoming election on October 21, Agboola was pictured with the Conservative Party's prime ministerial candidate Hon. Andrew Scheer.

He was also selected to join the prime minister's national debate team for the Conservative Party of Canada.

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Agboola’s passion for community empowerment, particularly, his desire to see developmental changes in Nigeria and Africa, in general, has led him to engage in several high profile meetings with top Canadian political players including the immediate past prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, and several other federal cabinet ministers on how to develop a socio-economic relationship with Africa particularly Nigeria in ways that would benefit the common people.

Based on his effort, his organization in partnership with one of Canada’s most reputable charitable organization ships a number of 40 feet containers of free medical supplies and equipment to needy hospitals in Nigeria on a regular basis.

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Recall Legit.ng reported that Nigerian-Canadian Uzoma Asagwara has been elected into the country’s legislative seat for the New Democratic Party.

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Asagwara's election was a historical mark in the country as she was the first black person to be elected in Manitoba.

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