- Nigerians are hardworking people and there are some organisations that take time to honour exceptional talents in the country
- One of such talents is the special adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on transportation, Hon. Oluwatoyin Fayinka
- Fayinka is famed for leading a team from the Lagos state government to clear the mess at the Apapa port
- Ibadan - The Rotary Club of Ibadan-Oritamefa on Saturday, August 21 honoured the special adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on transportation, Hon. Oluwatoyin Fayinka, with an award, tagged “Distinguished Ambassador of Good Governance.”
Fayinka was recognised for his outstanding performance in office and contribution to nation-building.
Honour well deserved
The prestigious award was presented to the Lagos governor's aide after the installation ceremony of the 7th President of Rotary Club Ibadan-Oritamefa, Rotarian Adeniyi Abiodun Adeoti, which was held at the Lalekan Are Hall of Government College, Apata, Ibadan, Oyo state capital.
Presenting the award, the newly installed president, Rotarian Adeniyi Adeoti, described Hon. Fayinka as:
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“A humanitarian who loves giving back to the community.”
Responding, Hon. Fayinka, who was represented by his personal assistant, Hon. Temitope Olajide appreciated the president for finding him worthy of the award and described the gesture as a great honour.
Hon. Olajide used the occasion to reaffirm the recipient’s commitment to continue to promote the ideals of the 4-Way Test of the noble Club and vowed to improve the quality of governance and service delivery to Nigerians.
“It is incumbent upon us at all levels to ensure we meet the expectations and aspirations of Nigerians.”
Other awardees at the event are the senator representing Oyo Central, Teslim Folarin; Federal Commissioner, Revenue Mobilization, Fiscal Allocation Commission, Hon. Bimbo Kolade, amongst others.
The award coincides with Fayinka’s two years in office.
Fayinka thriving in a challenging transportation system
Since his assumption into office, one of the numerous achievements recorded by his office is the restoration of sanity in and around Apapa.
Aside from this, Fayinka has effortlessly created a cohesive system that aids the resurgence of business activities and ensures that residents live in a conducive environment devoid of traffic-induced stress.
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The fellowship, popularly known as BeyGood, is supported by renowned US actor and filmmaker, Tyler Perry.
Lawal is a leading social accountability activist in Nigeria and one of Africa’s most influential leaders in youth development.
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Olugbenga who finished from the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife started his new role on Monday, July 12, few days after his appointment was announced.
Many celebrated him massively on social media, saying he is proof that Nigerians are hardworking and brilliant.