The Executive Chairman Iru-Victoria Island, Hon (Princess) Rasheedat Abiodun Adu has bagged the prestigious Lagos Panorama Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Distinguished Environment Friendly Award for 2020.
The Publisher/Editor of Lagos Panorama, ‘Tayo Aderinola who presented the award and certificate to the Council boss on Wednesday inside her office, stated 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 averred 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”.
He asserted that “We resolved to spotlight at least 10 categories for the Local Governments/LCDA with outstanding performances in achieving Sustainable Development Goals after over 3years of local government administration in Lagos State”.
Aderinola stated that “Iru-Victoria Island Local Council Development Area under the distinguished leadership of Hon Rasheedat Abiodun Adu has performed extremely well in the area of Environmental cleanliness and friendliness since assumed office over three years ago”.
“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”.
“These awards are intended to motivate and spur grass-root development through contribution from all spheres. The grassroots awards are categorized into environment friendly, rural infrastructure transformation, infrastructural Development, education, primary healthcare, sports, LG COVID-19 Responder, Information Technology, market development, youth and women empowerment”.
“We’ve seen many of your projects that project cleaner environment such as; construction of standard drainages, provision of waste nylons, frequent clearing of drainages, tree planting and maintenance amidst others”.
“Hence, we deem it fit to present to you, Lagos Panorama Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Distinguished Environment Friendly Award for 2020, as you’ve distinguished yourself to be a good and effective cleaner environment advocate. Congratulations! Ma”, as Aderinola presented the award.
The Chairman in her response said that “I want to appreciate you, often times when award like this come I do ask questions, that we must have done something to merit the award. I don’t just jump at any award, it’s very good to be part of things like this, but you need to know why you merit the award, it’s not just by picking up awards, if I actually wanted awards, this table will not take the plaques anymore, but I carefully choose the award to accept.
Having said that, I really want to appreciate you because I want to believe you must have gone round yourself to see things, that is why you deem it fit to present this award to me.
“Presenting me an award is not just for the sake of it, but you’re challenging me to do more, and I also believe that the reward for good work is more work”.
“I am delighted to receive this award, thanks so much, I really appreciate. Often times I do tell my people that the state of our environment goes a long way in determining our health status either positive or negative, therefore we need to keep it clean always”.
“By the grace of God, we would try as much as possible to make the environment more cleaner than what we have now”.
“The Lagos State Government also, are doing their bit too to ensure that all over the state is clean and environmental friendly to everyone in the state”.
“On behalf of the executive and management of this prestigious local government I say thank you, we appreciate you and we hope to do more things like this together in the near future. Thank you very much” she expressed appreciation.
Also joining the Chairperson for the presentation were the Secretary to the Local Government (SLG), Hon Taofeek Afolabi, Assistant Head of Information Unit, Temitope Olaiya and the Chief Press Secretary to the Chairperson, Kausara Olaleye.