Comrade Ayodele Adewale, Executive Chairman, Amuwo Odofin Local Government, Lagos State, Nigeria (3rd Left), winner of the African Grassroots Leadership of the Year Award of the 2nd Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D AWARDS) presented at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, United State of America, displaying his award certificate. With him are from L-R: President, We Care for Humanity, Princess Maria Amor, President, China- United States Business Association, Mr. Ben Lai, His Imperial and Royal highness, Prince Gharios of Ghassan, Al Numan VFFF, and other dignitaries, after a breakfast meeting at the Millennium UN plaza Hotel, One United Nations Plaza, New York, NY10017, United States of America.
The Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government, Comrade Ayodele Adewale, was honoured in far away United States of America, over the weekend by the “We Care for Humanity” organization, a non- governmental organization, which is endorsed by the United States Congress, and under the auspices of the United Nations, at its 2nd Annual Global Officials of Dignity Awards.
Adewale was honoured for his outstanding civic and charitable stewardship which have significantly improved the quality of life in the local government.
The local government boss was presented with the African Grassroots Leadership Award by the organization at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, United States of America.
The president of the organization, Princess Maria Amor, while delivering her address noted that, the organization works to improve international relations between and among nations through the promotion of education, health, wellness, and culture, amongst other things.
Comrade Adewale while receiving the award thanked the organization for the recognition awarded him. “This is recognition of selfless service and hard work. I did not go into politics for want of anything, except to give hope and elevate the standard of living of the people,” he stated.
He also used the platform to call for the release of the Chibok girls while thanking the international community for their support in the rescue effort.
He further called on the international community to keep watch on Nigeria’s coming elections most especially the Ekiti State Election, as the President Goodluck Jonathan administration has been using the military, police and other state security apparatus to silent the opposition party and violate their rights to free movement and transparent electoral process.