- Reverend Paul Tunde Toluwani, a Nigerian cleric, has received about 17 awards from the government of Canada
- The foreign government honoured his efforts in ensuring a better life for people living with disabilities
- The Nigerian cleric also called on government to create programmes that are targeted at improving the living conditions of the poor
The Canadian government has honoured an Ibadan-based Nigerian cleric, Reverend Paul Tunde Toluwani, with around 17 awards for his excellent contributions.
He was given the awards for how he has ensured the welfare of people living with disabilities, Vanguard reports.
The development was made known by the cleric in Ibadan on Friday, December 16, at the Care People Foundation annual Carnival for the Physically Challenged, Orphans and Motherless Children at its premises.
At the foundation, a lot was donated to the welfare of the less privileged people. Donated items included grinding machines, sewing machines, wheelchairs, food, among others.
He also used the opportunity to appreciate those who have made valuable contributions to the foundation, adding that he has not really received recognition as he has in foreign nations.
“I have not really felt much of recognition in Nigeria. But outside Nigeria, by the grace of God, I have been highly recognized. I have been invited by the Prime Minister of Canada twice to secure International awards from Canada.
I have been given close to seventeen International awards. I have collected awards from Toronto Police, awards from Canada Christian College, I have collected Black History awards, I have collected awards from the Premier, from the Mayor, from the Parliament, etc. I can count seventeen International awards that I have gotten from Canada,” he said.
The cleric also advised the government to do more in the area of helping people in need so as to lift people out of poverty.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Miss Nigeria, Olutosin Araromi, who represented the country at the just concluded Miss Universe, received great honour in the US.
In America, she was presented with the key to the City of Stonecrest by Mayor Lason Jury, an act that is only reserved for VIPs.
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