A member of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has defended his much talked about car gift to his wife.
The lawmaker trended on social media for days after a photo and video of a brand new Benz G-Wagon he got his wife surfaced online.
The lawmaker presented the surprise gift on May 27 at an event to commemorate her 50th birthday .
Reacting in a statement on Thursday, Mr Gbajabiamila said he saved for “a couple of years” to buy his wife the luxury vehicle.
He said the presentation was meant to be a family affair. However, it was delayed and arrived when guests were already around.
His statement partly read, “My attention has been drawn to the extensive reports especially on social media regarding the presentation of a gift to my wife and best friend in celebration of her 50th birthday anniversary.
Naturally I had anticipated this occasion for quite a while and prepared by saving up for it in the last couple of years. I took the decision far back to present her with a significant gift, she was totally unaware of, to convey in part, the debt of my gratitude to her for standing by me through ‘thick and thin’. I could never have been half the man I am today without her support and unbelievable understanding. Truly, the monetary value of any gift real or imagined, pales in significance when I consider how much of a ‘rock and pillar’ she has been to me.
“The presentation of the gift contrary to public perception, was to be a family affair in our home but it suffered some delays finally arriving when a number of guests were in to celebrate with my wife. It still would have remained a private affair, but I guess we underestimated the power of social media and very excited friends.
“Having said this, I understand and appreciate the reaction of the public. As a public official, one must be held to a higher standard. My action was not meant to offend sensibilities and I regret that it did.
“Being a leader in many spheres, I can very well understand the optics of it. But I would rather want it to be seen as what it is-an expression of deep appreciation and love for my wife of almost thirty years, rather than one of flamboyance.
“I remain truly committed to my values of improving lives for my constituents and Nigerians at large. As the records will show, I have consistently expended much more in achieving this goal especially within my constituency, than I spend on my wife.”
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 email@example.com
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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