- 23-year-old British-Nigerian Tele Lawal is the youngest councillor for the Borough of Havering, Essex, UK
- The young council member represents Labour party and is also the first black female councillor in the county
- Lawal is a strong advocate of the Not Too Young to Run movement as she recognises her privilege in being able to serve her community at a young age
Tele lawal, a 23-year-old British-Nigerian is one of the councillors serving Borough of Havering in Essex, UK. The brilliant council member is not only the youngest in that position but is also the first black female working in such capacity.
Lawal who advocates for Not Too Young to Run movement on social media, recognises the privilege she enjoys being able to serve at such a young age. In one post shared on her Twitter page, she expressed gladness that she is given the opportunity to serve in public office at age 23 and hopes that young Nigerians who are competent also get the opportunity to do same for the country.
The young councillor is also appointed in the Havering arts council as well as the Havering sports council. The future for the pacesetter is obviously bright and she seems ready to take on her service in public office to greater heights.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported about Shola Agboola who 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.
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