*Gives Kudos To Akala, Makinde Over LAUTECH Sole Ownership Achievement
Hon. Bimbo Olawumi Oladeji is a member of the Oyo State House of Assembly, she is representing Ogbomoso North state constituency. The lawmaker, through her various activities, has distinguished herself as a mother, lawmaker and politician who at every occasion puts the interest of women, constituency, town, state and her country first. This, plus several other impeccable characters coupled with not only good but quality representation earned her three meritorious awards from not only reputable but well recognized groups both in her home town, Ogbomoso and Nigeria.
The lawmaker on Saturday was honoured with an Award of Excellence by an indigenous group, Ogbomoso Development Association (ODA), which according to the Association’s President, Deacon Oladipo, who pointed out that the award, is to honour sons and daughters who have the mind of developing and helping sons and daughters of Ogbomoso and its environs.
Similarly, another indigenous and reputable association, Ogbomoso Valiant Club (OVC) made it back-to-back for the lawmaker as she was recognized for her immense contributions to the development of Ogbomosoland.
To cap it all, the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) at the public presentation of the VAPP Law in Ibadan honoured Hon. Bimbo Oladeji with the WFD Impact Award. This was in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the passage, assent, gazetting and execution of VAPP Law in the state.
Speaking after receiving the ODA Award of Excellence, Hon. Oladeji expressed worry over the recent rejection of some amendment bills on matters concerning women by the National Assembly, saying that the rejection was unacceptable.
She disclosed that the rejection was no doubt a cog in the wheel of the progress of the women emancipation in Nigeria. Oladeji, however, stated that women will not be intimidated by the actions of the National Assembly.
Oladeji reaffirmed that Nigerian women will not rest on their oars in creating awareness on the plights confronting them and will continue to interface with stakeholders at championing the cause of the women.
The lawmaker, who is the only female in the Oyo State ninth assembly, said considering the lower number of women in the elective positions at both the National and State assemblies, it was expected that the legislative arm should not deny women 35% affirmative action in party administration and leadership or reject specific seats for women.
Hon. Oladeji, while soliciting women’s maximum support for any female gender that aspire to contest elective positions, challenged them to come out enmasse to vie for political offices in the 2023 election .
The Chairman House Committee on Women Affairs and Social Inclusion also commended the gallantry efforts of former governor of Oyo State, late Otunba Christopher Alao-Akala, while commending the state Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde for consolidating on late Alao-Akala’s moves towards actualizing the sole ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH).
Hon. Oladeji clarified that the former governor initiated an agreement which came to reality under the present administration. She said the awards would spur her to do more for humanity, Ogbomosoland, Nigeria and the society in general.
The President of the Association, Deacon Oladeji, stated that Ogbomoso Development Association (ODA) was formed mostly for the development of Ogbomoso and its environs void of politics and religious bigotry, as members cut across many towns and cities in Nigeria.
He maintained that the Association will continue to recognize all sons and daughters that had the mind of developing and helping sons and daughters of Ogbomoso and its environs.
Among other distinguished indigenes of Ogbomoso conferred with awards at the occasion were the Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, Professor Ajiboye, the Aale of Okelerin Oba Samuel Amao, Onijeru of Ijeru, Oba Elijah Popoola
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