The Urhobo community in Festac Town, which is the third largest ethnic group in the local government, and the 5th in Nigeria, on Tuesday, 16th September, 2014 honoured the Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government, Comrade Ayodele Adewale with an award of excellence, as the “Best Local Government Chairman ever had since the creation of Amuwo Odofin Local Government”.
The President of the Association, Chief Samuel Ukpe, while presenting the award, noted that “Comrade Adewale represents the face of certainty, the shape of things to come and how they ought to be, he is a man of uncommon footprints, a voice that cannot be gagged in the area of threat”.
Chief Ukpe further stressed that the local government boss’ laudable projects are second to none in the history of the local government, hence the award of excellence.
In his acceptance speech, Comrade Adewale thanked them for the honour, emphasizing that the feat was a collective one. “A tree does not make a forest; all that I have achieved is a collective of my team,” he said.
The local government boss also stressed that his cabinet is a reflection of various nationalities, including the Urhobo nation. He tasked them to pay their rates and levies for improved government performance.
Also, Comrade Adewale urged the people to take care of their environment because it is all they have got.