20-Year-Old LASU Student Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos)

Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by Passion2009: 9:35am
20-Year Old LASU Student Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit, Meets World Bank President.

There is no doubt that the future of Africa belongs to the youths and one of those who are pushing for that great future is a university student in Lagos named Pelumi Olugbenga. Pelumi who is one of the youngest ever minds to be selected for the annual Summit by the World Bank Group represented the voice of African youths at the just concluded World Bank Youth Summit for Innovation and Technology that held at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC, United States of America. The 400-level LASU student engaged the international community on the challenge of brain drain in Africa and why Africa must start its growth towards sustainable development with what it presently has. Pelumi who is the Country Manager of NIGUSACO, a nonprofit organization based in Georgia, United States as well as the Founder of Save The Future Project explained why investment in quality education will be a driving force for innovation and technological development in Nigeria and Africa. The LASU student of History and International Studies was part of an interactive session with the World Bank President – Jim Yong Kim in the course of Summit. The President of the World Bank commended the youths present at the Summit. He declared that he was quite impressed with the quality of their applications which gave the World Bank some hard time in selecting the best out of the very best. According to the World Bank, over 2,800 young people across 140 countries applied to attend the Summit and only exceptional applicants were selected.

Pelumi is also said to have met with members of the Nigerian community at the World Bank.

This is not the first time Pelumi will be representing Africa on the global stage. He recently completed a Fellowship Programme at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as well as a selected Delegate for the Commonwealth Youth Summit that held in Malaysia some weeks ago.

He is here on nairaland as @AmbodOfLASU

Let’s celebrate this great ambassador of Africa.

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Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by Passion2009: 9:39am

Straight to FP. Lalasticlala . Let’s celebrate our own.

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Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by Passion2009: 9:42am

Photo credits : facebook.come/olugbenga.pelumi

Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by Passion2009: 9:42am

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Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by Passion2009: 9:45am

Pelumi in a group photograph with the President of the World Bank

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Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by Passion2009: 9:48am

With a Nigerian staff at the World Bank

Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by Melancholy(m): 10:09am

Good!

Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by Passion2009: 10:11am
Cc

olawalebabs, Fynestboi, Richiez Lalasticlala

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Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by Passion2009: 10:18am

Pelumi and the U.S Youth Observer to the United Nations – Munira Khalif who is also a student at Harvard University.

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Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by Olabodedennis(m): 10:21am

nice one But he looks older than his age

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Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by Passion2009: 10:28am

Olabodedennis:
nice one
But he looks older than his age

Lol. He even looks younger than 20. He got no beards yet self(which 16-17 boys already got). You can follow him on Facebook or here on nairaland.

I’m just proud he is making the country proud abroad while still schooling in a local state university.

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Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by Olabodedennis(m): 10:38am

Passion2009:

Lol. He even looks younger than 20. He got no beards yet self(which 16-17 folks already got). You can follow him on Facebook or here on nairaland.

I’m just proud he is making the country proud abroad while still schooling in a local state university.

So its u…congratulations anyways

Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by Kendroid: 11:25am

y

Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by morereb10: 11:25am

lovely

Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by ucheemmadu18(m): 11:26am

he has Anya 4:30

Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by mickeymimi: 11:27am
well done …keep up the good work smiley
Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by Favbolu(m): 11:27am

That good, but he should learn to slim fit is trouser.

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Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by Heywhizzy(m): 11:27am
nice feet,so something good comes out from this school yet my friends in lasu would have me believe it is only thugs, yahoo boys, cults,party freaks and NFA that attends the school

An important lesson learnt today is never generalize

not all ibos are criminals
not all afonjas are dirty
not all Madrid fan hates messi
not all nwaamaikpe’s comment lacks conscience
not all SARS are heartless
not all pastors are fraud(this to me is disheartening because if it were back in the days,I should be saying not all pastors are genuine)
not all gee boys dey pick

seeing this guy smile feels like there’s something missing(no pun intended)

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Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by Max52: 11:27am

Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by Mariangeles: 11:28am

You go on guy…keep making us proud.

Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by BornAgainMay: 11:28am

20 what?

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Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by kswarthy: 11:28am

interesting lil bro.

Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by konkonbilo(m): 11:29am

Nice one

Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by makky555(f): 11:30am
The last time i represented Nigeria in the Olympics…i dinor comman be shouting it oo gringrin

I don’t like showing myself too much dahz why

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Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by Ogashub(m): 11:30am

Abeg this bros is 26

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Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by blingxx(m): 11:30amRe: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by Passion2009: 11:31am

makky555:
The last time i represented Nigeria in the Olympics…i dinor comman be shouting it oo gringrin

I don’t like showing myself too much dahz why

Lol. You wish. Were you a runner or a jumper?

Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by dejavuh0007(m): 11:31am
20 years With this semi bald head am seeing
Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by Blackops(m): 11:31am

who could have believe a gem like this would emerge from LASU. LASU of all schools… school of omo wobe and amugbo, but that is life for you. people tend to look down on state universities, not knowing there are gems in there. I would not be surprised if students from TASUED, LAUTECH or EKPOMA are blazing the trails.

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Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by MrsNgoziKalu(f): 11:32am

Your coat reminds me of the saying : cut your coats according to your size

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Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by Passion2009: 11:32am

Ogashub:
Abeg this bros is 26

Lol. He may look older in the pictures but I know him personally in LASU(they call him Ambode of LASU). He is just 20 to be honest. You can look him up on Facebook.

Re: Pelumi Olugbenga Represents Africa At World Bank Youth Summit (Photos) by christejames(m): 11:33am
That’s cool!

life is meant to be enjoyed while being a youth… Him achieving this at this age speaks well of his personal development. We all can do it.

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