Ogun Deputy Governor Bags Special Recognition Award - The People's Voice


Saturday, October 7, 2023

Ogun Deputy Governor Bags Special Recognition Award

By Mercy James, Abeokuta

Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele has been given a Special Recognition in appreciation for her immense Contribution to the growth of the Yewa Geo-political region and Ogun State at large 

According to the initiators of the Yewa Special Awards and Reception, YEWA People Development Council, the first in a series of events to mark this years Yewa Cultural Festival, held at Yewa Frontier Hotel, Ilaro, led by the  Chairman, Board of Trustees and the Paramount ruler of Yewa land, Oba (Dr) Kehinde Gbadewole Olugbenle, Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele is a distinguished daughter of the soil, good Representative and no one could be more deserving of the Award 

The Paramount ruler noted that the Yewa people Development council, with the slogan ' United for Development' is a non -profit organisation, with the objective to prevent exclusion and foster inclusion as well as community strengthening through supporting, developing and promoting unity within Yewa communities, saying the award was therefore instituted to recognise and appreciate deserving indigenes of Yewaland.

In her remarks while receiving the Award, Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele noted that she believed in collaboration aimed at achieving a common cause, adding that it is in working together, harnessing collective strengths that common challenges can be addressed 

She then gave a call to sons and daughters of the area to join hands in creating a shared vision for the region, one that prioritises the well being of all ethnic groups in the area, stating that with genuine cooperation, tremendous opportunities can be unlocked for the all round development of Yewaland therefore building a future defined by prosperity and harmony. 

Salako-Oyedele Charged indigenes to celebrate the unique history as well as the cultural heritage synonymous with region while also respecting and honouring the distinct identity that embodies the shared aspirations of people of Awori and Yewa which makes up Ogun West. 

Engr Salako-Oyedele, assured that the people of the area would continue to enjoy good representation through her whilst reiterating this administrations continued commitment to ensure all round development across the state, while reemphasising Gov Abioduns promise that no part of the state will be developed at the expense of another. 

Appreciating the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount ruler of Yewa land for his efforts at ensuring Unity and oneness reigns in the land, she applauded the YEWA People Development Council for the award, saying it was a cherished Honour which she said serves as a reminder to herself and other awardees of the responsibility she has to the development of the homeland.

Also speaking, the honourable minister of state for Environment, Hon. Isiaq Salako, appreciated the organisers for the honour done on him, promising to contribute his quota towards the development of Yewaland, Ogun state and the country at large

Earlier in his welcome address, Chairman planning committee of Yewa Special Award and reception, Prof. Rahman Bello, said the event was a show-biz of sorts for yewaland and its people, stressing the need to always celebrate distinguished sons and daughters of yewaland for their outstanding performances in their chosen endeavours 

He disclosed that the one week event would showcase football competition, cultural shows and other exciting activities that would impact positively on the people of yewaland, while appreciating the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for appointing Hon. Isiaq Salako as the Minister of State for Environment and Barrister Festus Keyamo as Minister of Aviation, and Governor Dapo Abiodun for the developmental strides in Ogun West.

The Awardees at the Event include, Governor Dapo Abiodun, his Deputy, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, Inspector General of Police, (IGP) Kayode Egbetokun, Senator Olamilekan Adeola, Hon. Isiaq Akinlade, Hon. Member, House of Reps, Yewa South/Ipokia, Hon. Tunji Akinosi, Member House of Reps, Ado-Odo Ota, Hon. Gboyega Isiaka, Member Reps, Yewa North/Imeko-Afon, Barr. Festus Keyamo, Hon. Minister of Aviation,  Hon. Isiaq Salako, Minister of State for Environment, Acting Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service Adeogun Alajogun and the Ogun State Head of Service, Mr Kolawole Fagbohun.

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