The United Kingdom chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has honoured Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, and Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, with leadership awards.
The duo were given the awards at the Chapter’s Congress/3rd International Conference which took place on Thursday at Strafford, London, United Kingdom.
While Governor Aregbesola bagged the award for Leadership in Unusual Governance Initiative, Ikuforiji received a Leadership Award for Legislative Harmony. Dr Isiaka Ayodele Owoade, the Special Adviser to the Osun State Governor on Lands, Physical Planning and Urban Development, received the award on behalf of his boss, while Hon. Segun Olulade, the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Strategy, Security and Publicity, Lagos State House of Assembly, represented Ikuforiji and received the award on his behalf.
In his valedictory remark, the outgoing Chairman of the chapter, Dr Philip Idaewor, extolled the outstanding leadership qualities of Aregbesola and Ikuforiji, adding that the awards given to them are well deserved because of the volume of their remarkable contributions to the development of their fatherland.
At the conference with the theme, ‘’Fiscal Federalism: A catalyst for growth and advancement’’, new officers of the chapter emerged after an election.
The officers would pilot the activities of the chapter before its next congress. Some of the newly-elected officers were Dr. Ibrahim Emokpaire (Chairman), Otunba Obafemi Adenuga (Deputy Chairman), Dr. Olayinka Oduwole (Secretary) and Mrs Folashade Braimoh (Women Leader). Others were Mr. Oluseun Baiyewu (Financial Secretary), Mr. Philip Ilenbarenemen (Publicity Secretary), Barr. Bamidele Odusanya (Legal Adviser), Mrs Lola Animashaun (Welfare Officer), among others.
The officers, who were sworn in by Hon. Olulade promised to take the party to greater heights even as they reiterated their readiness to further help to strengthen the Nigerian chapter of the party by evolving into a Think-Thank for policies and ideas that will move the great party forward.
According to them, it is high time all well-meaning Nigerians came to the rescue of the country by lending their articulate voices to the clamour for change.
They called on all well-meaning Nigerians to join the ACN, “the leading progressive and formidable opposition party preparatory to 2015 when the ACN shall take over the reins of power at the centre in the light of the monumental failure of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) since 1999, in addressing the acute problems of insecurity, poverty, unemployment and epileptic power supply that have plagued the nation over the years”.R Soft Web Hosting