- The first Kunle Adewale Day has been marked in Cincinnati, Ohio, a year after Mayor John Cranley made the declaration
- The mayor made the declaration in recognition of the artist's contribution to the US and Nigeria in the field of arts and medicine
- The United States Mission in Nigeria disclosed that the Nigerian national recently received a grant from the US Department of State
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The people of Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, have marked the first Kunle Adewale Day, a year after the mayor of the city, John Cranley, dedicated the day to the Nigerian visual artist.
The United States Mission in Nigeria disclosed that the Nigerian national recently received a grant from the US Department of State.
The declaration was made in recognition of his contributions to the United States and Nigeria in the field of arts and medicine.
The statement by the mission read in part: "Kunle continues to push the frontiers of servant leadership, intercontinental partnership, and civic engagement through the arts.
"He recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of State for his “Art Responders Healing Project” to help healthcare workers and youth impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in Lagos. Keep up the great work!"
In other news, the Nigerian man identified as Lieutenant Victor Agunbiade, who kept large amount of money for the US Navy, has said he was never tempted to steal the money when he was in possession of it.
Recall that the US Navy commended him for managing it's largest overseas cash disbursement office well. Lieutenant Agunbiade was awarded the Navy and Marin Corp Development Medal for his exemplary accountability.
While serving as disbursing officer, comptroller department, Camp Lemonnier Djibouti from October 2019 to July 2020, Lieutenant Agunbiade managed $45 million dollars in cash transaction well.
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The Nigerian man also maintained 100% accountability of $23 million among six rigorous inspections and independent audits with zero discrepancies.
Speaking with Legit TV, the naval officer said he and his colleagues treated the money as if they were treating files, adding that they were never tempted to steal the money.
The Lieutenant Agunbiade, who said he joined the navy after God showed him the career path to follow in his dream, said his colleagues at Camp Lemonnier Djibouti were cooperating.
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