Gov. Abiodun wins Good Governance Award in London
…says Ogun doors open to genuine investors
The Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has again won a good governance award.
The governor picked up the laurel at the Nigerian 62nd Independence Anniversary and Global Award Gala, held in London, the United Kingdom, on Saturday.
A statement issued on Sunday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin said the event was presided over by the Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Amb. Sarafa Tunji Ishola and the President of National Trade Promotion Organizations (TPOs) in ECOWAS, Segun Awolowo, among other dignitaries.
Speaking at the event, Gov Abiodun reiterated that his administration would continue to collaborate with individuals and corporate bodies with genuine investment interest to drive its development plans aimed at improving the standard of living and well-being of the people.
The governor who was represented by his Special Adviser on Basic Education, Mrs Ronke Soyombo, stated that the aim of his administration was to open up the state for genuine investors and leverage on public-private partnership for the betterment of the people.
He noted that Ogun, because of its geographical location as closest to the busiest air and seaports in the country, busy road networks to other states and unlimited potentials for investors, holds the best atmosphere for investment in the country.
“Since the inception of our administration, our approach to governance was anchored on the theme of “Building Our Future Together”. Our vision remains to give Ogun State focused and qualitative governance and to create the enabling environment for a public-private sector partnership, which is fundamental to the creation of an enduring economic development and individual prosperity of the people of Ogun.
“In Nigeria today, our policies and programmes have become reference points to other States and for which we have been honoured by the government, non-government and independent agencies with numerous awards”, Abiodun stated.
He explained that his administration has been methodical, strategic and inclusive in its approach to governance, which ensures that no sector is less important than the other.
He emphasized that the state government has worked assiduously for even development of all areas and sectors and ensure that no section or sector of the state is developed at the expense of the other.
“Our dear state has witnessed a new vista in all sectors of our state’s economy. Our words are our bond with the people of Ogun State”, the governor pointed out.
He added that more road infrastructure that links the industrial hubs, adjoining states, urban and rural areas would be given all the needed attention, saying that the construction of the Agro Cargo International Airport was also part of the wholesome strategy towards developing air transport infrastructure, to boost the agricultural development agenda of his administration.
“We are unfolding our power infrastructural project that will guarantee stable power to most of our cities and industrial clusters. Our approach towards a sustainable economic development, resulting in
employment generation, poverty alleviation and food security has continued to yield bountifully.
“We have continued to reposition the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) as part of our industrial revolution. This we have achieved through the empowerment of small businesses in our dear state”, he stated further.
Abiodun who dedicated the award to the people of the state for their support and cooperation, said “we are happy that this award is in recognition of our modest efforts in our approach to governance and which has continually demonstrated in concrete terms, the commitment towards a wholesome and sustainable development of our dear Ogun State”.
“Before today, we have had several awards in recognition of our contributions in different areas of human endeavour since the inception of our administration on 29th May, 2019.
“We have the awards as the Most Improved State on Security Infrastructure by Business Day Awards; Most Improved State on Agriculture and Economic Empowerment by Business Day Awards; Best State in ICT Penetration and Adoption; best State in ICT Infrastructure Development by the National Council on Communication and Digital Economy; SMEs Most Supportive Governor by Association of Small Business Owners of Nigeria, ASBON.
“We have also won the 2020 Best Governor on Education in Nigeria by the National Parent-Teacher Association, PTA; Best Education-Friendly Governor by All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, ANCOPSS; 2020 Governor of the Year Award by the Nigeria Agriculture Awards, NAA; Best Governor on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs); and so on”. Abiodun added.
He, however, used the occasion to call on foreign and local investors to take advantage of the numerous potentials abound in the state, declaring that his administration was ready to give them necessary assistance and cooperation.
Meet Engr. Dr. Funmiayinke Waheed Adekojo, The New Reality Speaker On Women And Leadership
Popular inspirational musician and philanthropist, Engr. Dr. Funmi Ayinke Waheed Adekojo has launched a new career as a new reality speaker on women and leadership.
This is coming a few months after she announced her resignation from philanthropic acts after twenty active years of humanitarian services.
In our world today, it is a known fact that leadership is not an easy task to come by, several things are involved in it and as one who has led organizations for years successfully, Funmi Ayinke has taken it upon herself to raise standard leaders with the newly launched career.
In some of her previous engagements, she taught tips on how to raise leadership skills for the betterment of an employee and the employer. According to her, She will be sharing her story and how she overcame challenges being a leader in her different establishments in order to empower others with leadership skills.
‘’ This is a practical and evidence-based account of my life which provides guidance to both the employees and employers on how to tackle a number of challenges that workforces are facing today including recruitment, retention, motivation and empowerment. It addresses current challenges in leadership and proposes realistic solutions for leaders to take action on today’s challenges.’’
Funmi Ayinke highlighted the role of good leadership in organizations and how successful entrepreneurs ought to be armed to the teeth with efficient leadership skills in relating with their employees especially in times of crisis.
‘’Leadership is defined as the ability to influence, motivate and inspire others. This talk discusses the keys to building a strong leadership presence, including: Demonstrating your values in the workplace; Updating your talents and skills; Showing that you are a good listener; Mentoring others; Showing respect for people of all backgrounds; Demonstrating commitment, plus much more!’’
‘’Successful entrepreneurs will always be informed of how their employees and their particular situation perceive their leadership style. This doesn’t mean that an entrepreneur always has to be leading, it means that they have to understand the importance of non-verbal communication and remember that no one person can effectively rule an entire company all on their own. The most efficient leaders in our field are those who know how to lead their team through a crisis effectively but also learn how to keep their employees fulfilled and happy while doing so.’’
To contact Engr. Dr. Funmi Ayinke Waheed Adekojo, Send an email via firstname.lastname@example.org
Gov Abiodun Honours Adron Homes GMD Aare Adetola Emmanuelking For His Unrelenting Efforts To Promote Peace In Ogun
The executive governor of Ogun state, His Excellency Prince Dapo Abiodun mfr. has honoured Aare Adetola Olaniyi EmmanuelKing, The Group Managing Director, Adron Homes and Properties for his unrlenting efforts to improve security architecture in Nigeria.
Gov Abiodun presented the awards to Aare Adetola EmmanuelKing during Nigeria Police Retreat held in the state to appreciate his kind gesture to his immediate environment and to charge others to participate in the uplifting and development of Ogun state.
The Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba was ably represented by the Assistant Inspector General of Police, IGP in charge of Zone 2 Onikan alongside the commissioner of police in Ogun, CP Lanre Bankole.
Meanwhile, Aare Adetola Emmanuelking in 2020 through Police Community Relations Committee, PCRC donated patrol vehicles to the police in Zone 2 Onikan, PCRC and divisional stations in Ilisan area to assist their movement towards quality service delivery.
Governor Abiodun described Aare Adetola Olaniyi EmmanuelKing as a rare breed in the country, saying it is not common among the rich people to support the Nigeria Police Force individually, through building of modern police station with sophisticated equipment to meet international standard.
He charged well meaning Nigerians to emulate Aare Adetola EmmanuelKing by contributing immensely towards the growth and development of Nigeria.
IBIJOKE SANWOOLU TABLE TENNIS FINAL TO HOLD DECEMBER 3
IBIJOKE SANWOOLU TABLE TENNIS FINAL TO HOLD DECEMBER 3
Sahara Weekly Reports That The final match of the Ibijoke Sanwoolu Street Table Tennis Challenge will come up this Saturday, December 3, 2022 at the council hall of the Igando/ Idimu Local Council Development Area of Lagos State.
The table tennis tournament which kicked off on Friday, November 18, 2022 had players drawn from Alimosho area squaring up against themselves to determine the champion that will go on to represent the area in the state championship slated for the first quarter of 2023.
In the final match of the competition, Omotoyinbo Tolulope will be battling Joseph Jesubomi popularly called Atorise by his teeming supporters. While Tolulope had to go through a hard fought fixture against Raimi Saka, Atorise emerged winner in his semi final fixture by defeating Ameen Mustapha in straight sets.
The semi final matches had in attendance the chairman of Igando/ Idimu LCDA, Comrade Ayinde Akinsanya and the leader of the house in the council, Hon. Prince Dauda Gbadamosi along with other executive committee members of the council as well as the supporters of the players.
The final match, scheduled for 12pm on Saturday is expected to witness a large turnout of the supporters of the two gladiators who are pitched against each other for the ultimate honor in the game of table tennis in their zone.
The Ibijoke Sanwoolu Street Table Tennis Challenge is a competition being initiated to return the glory days of table tennis to Lagos and to discover and nurture the large number of talents we have in our great state.
The competition is being supported by Peace ANYIAM-Osigwe’s Africa Film Academy, Rite Foods, Tecno Phones and some private individuals who have deep interest in the game of table tennis. According to the co-coordinator of the initiative, Mr. Victor Ganzallo, the next stop for the competition is Eti-Osa Local Government, and will be powered by King Saheed Elegushi Foundation.
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