As parts of its commitment to promote the culture and values of the youths in the State, the Ogun State Government has promised to support the 2020 Miss Congeniality Beauty Pageant.
The government said the move was to support the youths and exploits their talents and potentials in the model sector.
Speaking to journalists on Thursday at the sideline of the audition for the 21 contestants, a representative of the state government, Olamide Lawal said Governor Dapo Abiodun’s administration has always prioritize the young ones in its policies.
Lawal said, the state government would tap into tourism sector and make the pageantry as an avenue for the young ones to unravel what they can achieve.
“Government as a whole as always prioritize young people, and always trying to showcase their talents and exhibit their potentials, so as a government, as a responsible one, we should always try to support them, and by so doing, we will be empowering the Society” he said.
Meanwhile, no fewer than 21 contestants were screened in the Miss Congienality Nigeria audition held on Thursday, at the Mitros Hotel, in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
The audition, is an avenue to decide those who will participate at the final beauty contest on February 14, 2020.
While speaking to journalists on reason behind the contest, the Originator of the Contest, Feyisara Olaotan said it was to empower young ladies in the State and also to shapen the entertainment world.
“Out of all the contestants, the qualified ones will be on ground and then we will look for some other ones, that is for those that are not in Ogun State but are close to the State and are really interested in contesting, we will pick the remaining number from an online audition. The grand finale is until February 14, 2020” she said.
According to her, they just want the government’s support as to promote modeling in the State, as it is still far behind, adding that it is a dream that must be fulfilled in the State.
Also, the Organiser, Saheed Adeola, in his admonition said that the pagentry is an avenue for young ones to unravel what they can do and achieve.
He, also added that as part of the Organisers, their mission is to ensure credibility at end of the day which would be done, he promised.
However, one of the contestants, who identified herself as Christiana said that she was excited and happy with the way the audition went, adding that the contest is real and not fake.