The Executive Chairman Onigbongbo LCDA, Hon Oladotun Olakanle has bagged the
Lagos Panorama Sustainable Development Goals Grassroots Distinguished COVID-19 Responder Award for the year 2020.
The late Chairman of the council Hon Babatunde Oke, who died 12th
August 2020 was also honoured with the Distinguished COVID-19 Responder
The award presentation took place amidst strict compliance with the
government protocol on COVID-19 in the council chairman’s office on Wednesday.
The Publisher/Editor of Lagos Panorama, ‘Tayo Aderinola who presented the
award 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 decided to recognize and reward dedication and
zeal by outstanding individuals and organizations in a series of awards to
celebrate excellence by trailblazers in aspects of grass-root sustainable
Aderinola averred that “the Lagos Panorama crew monitored activities across
the 57 local governments and LCDAs of Lagos State after the outbreak of the
coronavirus (COVID-19) in February and during the pandemic lockdown”.
“Onigbongbo LCDA under the leadership of Hon Oke and ably deputized by Hon
Olakanle performance during the lockdown was quite commendable considering the
level of awareness creation, distribution of palliatives to residents of the
council most especially the vulnerable members, regular distribution of
facemasks, sanitizers and fumigation of the entire six wards of the council is
worthy mention and commendable”.
“Unfortunately, we lost the hardworking council Chairman Hon Babatunde Oke
after the second lockdown, and Vice Chairman who took over the mantle of
leadership of the council continue from where his boss stopped with
“On this note the Lagos Panorama Editorial Board confirmed both the sitting
Chairman Hon Oladotun Olakanle and the late Chairman Hon Babatunde Oke with the
Lagos Panorama SDG Grassroots Distinguished COVID-19 Responder award and
posthumous award respectively”
The Chairman in his response said “I would have done a great disservice to
my late boss if I don’t recognize his efforts and love for the council. The
council had already planned to celebrate his posthumous 60th
birthday next Sunday, the 29th of this month. So the award is timely
in recognition of his efforts and hard-work for the council. As if he had
premonition, last year he called me and said after his 60th birthday
he will be working from home, so urged me that I should get prepared for the
“On behalf of the Management, staff and the entire people of Onigbongbo I
want to say a big thank you to Lagos Panorama Editorial Board for honouring my
boss and my humble self, thank you very much” concluded the soft-spoken council
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”.
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.