Governor Seyi Makinde Bags ‘Governor of the Year’ at PINK awards

Governor Seyi Makinde Bags ‘Governor of the Year’ at PINK awards


Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State was awarded the Governor of the Year in an award ceremony held on Sunday in Lagos, 

Mudashiru Obasa, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, and Senator Adenigba Fadahunsi, representing Osun East Constituency, was recognized as the Philanthropist of the Year 2023.

Dr. Joe Odumakin, the promoter of the PINK Awards, explained during the fifth-anniversary celebration that PINK stands for Prestige, Integrity, Nobility, and Knowledge. Odumakin clarified that the awards aim to celebrate individuals who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields.

She encouraged the youth to emulate the virtues demonstrated by the awardees, emphasizing the importance of simplicity, humility, courage, and resilience. Odumakin also urged young people to understand that suicide is not an option, regardless of the challenges they may face.

Sen. Fadahunsi, the keynote speaker represented by Dr. Bolaji Akinyemi, expressed appreciation for the award and highlighted the essence of being a philanthropist, emphasizing the importance of adding value to people’s lives. He urged fellow government officials to prioritize building the people over building the nation.

Representing Governor Makinde, Chief of Staff Mr. Segun Ogunwuyi stated, “This award means we have to double our efforts. The governor appreciates this, and we promise not to rest on our oars. We will continue to move people from poverty to prosperity.”

Other awardees included Oba Sulaimon Raji, Oniba Ekun of Iba, who received the Outstanding Traditional Institution Humanitarian Icon Award for 2023; Chidi Mokeme, awarded Best Actor of the Year; Righteous man Erhabor, recognized as Gospel Icon of the Year; Alhaja Salawa Abeni, honored with the Legendary Award; and Prince Adebiyi Adesina, who received the Transformational Impact Award.

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