The Executive Chairman of Ojodu LCDA, Hon (Engr.) Julius Olumuyiwa Oloro has bagged the Lagos Panorama SDG Grassroots Distinguished Sustainable Market Development Award for 2020.
The Engineer turned politician won the award premised on the construction of the ultramodern Alhaja Abibatu Mogaji Multipurpose Market.
The Publisher/Editor of Lagos Panorama, ‘Tayo Aderinola who was at the Ojodu LCDA for the award and certificate presentation to the Council helmsman on Tuesday 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 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 Hon Oloro led administration with the Distinguished Sustainable Market Award for the construction of an ultramodern Abibatu Mogaji Multipurpose Shopping Mall in a record time, which is a proof of his developmental strides and a great legacy.
Hon. Oloro in his acceptance remark, expressed his appreciation to Lagos Panorama for monitoring the activities of the council and recognizing his efforts with the Distinguished Sustainable Market Award.
Hon Oloro said “it shows that we being monitored, I am that the Editorial Board of Panorama count me worthy for this award in recognition of the construction of the ultramodern Alhaja Abibatu Mogaji Market, which is the first in Africa to be built by any local council”.
“The local council with the engagement of the Public, Private Partnership was able to build the market edifice. A great legacy I am happy we have achieved”.
“The other upcoming legacy project is the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Ojodu LCDA Secretariat building, it’s near completion and will be commissioned very soon. Tarring of roads, providing primary healthcare, empowerment of the people is all basic day to day activities of the council.
“To me, a legacy is what is uniquely achieved and that will stand the test of time, a rear achievement is what is refer to as a legacy and I am happy with the support of the management, executive, staff and the councilors we were able to achieve these legacies”.
“Fortunately, I was part of the previous administration, so I was able to build on what we had achieved then based on available resources, and now further achieved these two legacies”.
“Our staff are no longer complaining of space to do their work, since they now have a comfortable working environment with adequate space to do their work with ease in the comfort of their respective offices”.
“We give God all the glory for all what we have achieved. I want to thank our National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for the opportunity created for me and others to serve” he concluded on an appreciation note.
The Lagos Panorama SDG Grassroots Awards will be concluded this week with the final categories that include councils that distinguished themselves in Primary Healthcare, Basic Education, Youth Empowerment and Security Conscious.
Meanwhile the Director General Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu is billed to be presented with the Distinguished Emergency Management Award in recognition of agency outstanding safety and emergency management across the state.