The Executive Chairman Amuwo Odofin Local Government, Hon (Dr.) Valentine Oluwaseyi Buraimoh has bagged the Lagos Panorama Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Grassroots Award for Distinguished Women Empowerment for his support in empowering women and vulnerable residents of Amuwo-Odofin Local Government for 2020.
The Publisher/Editor of Lagos Panorama, ‘Tayo Aderinola who was at the Amuwo-Odofin Local Government for the award and certificate presentation to the Council boss on Thursday said that the Editorial Board of the widely read sociopolitical magazine and online news platform in their effort to promote the universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) decided to recognize and award dedication and zeal by outstanding individuals and organizations in a series of awards to celebrate excellence by trailblazers in aspects of grass-root sustainable development.
Aderinola asserted that “the Editorial Board of Lagos Panorama in acknowledgment of the multi-faceted achievements of the 20 local governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) of Lagos State created in the year 2003 by the visionary leadership of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to catalyzed development”.
Aderinola noted that the Editorial Board of Lagos Panorama elected to recognize and award the Dr. Buraimoh led administration with the Distinguished Women Empowerment Award for it continuous commitment in supporting and empowering women and most especially the vulnerable like widows in the council.
The President of the Community Media Practitioner Association of Nigeria averred that “this award is to motivate and spur grass-root development through contribution from all spheres, so as to encourage our public administrators to do more for the general wellbeing of the people especially at the grassroots”.
The Council Chairman in his remark after receiving the award said “I sincerely want to appreciate the Editorial Board of Lagos Panorama for the recognition and for finding me worthy for this award. Those of us in government are under the watch of the people, and they are seeing what we are doing. It came to me as a surprise when the Publisher and Editor of Lagos Panorama called me to inform of the intent to present me with an award for Women Empowerment. That means we being monitored so we have to double effort
We believe in human emancipation, we also believe in empowering of women and helping the vulnerable.
Most especially, if we can reduce the gap between the employed and the unemployed, by giving empowerment also to our teeming youths, young men and women and the physically challenged. To engage them to be productive to themselves and their immediate family”.
“By so doing we must have reduced unemployment in the society and this will naturally reduce crime rate. So we can have a peaceful environment where business can prosper” the council chairman opined as he concluded.
The Lagos Panorama Sustainable Development Goals Grassroots Awards is to identify truly meaningful grass-root developmental efforts by persons, State ministries, agencies, Local governments, non-profit organizations and corporate organizations. The categorization of these awards is in accordance with development indices of universal acceptance.