ENGR DR MRS FUNMILAYO WAHEED-ADEKOJO BAGS ONDO STATE WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2020 .
Engr FunmiAyinke has emerged as the ONDO STATE WOMAN OF THE YEAR at the 2020 edition of the awards. She emerged the overall best among 10 other nominees selected for this year edition. She pulled the highest votes to defeat the 3 runner up in the online selection process.
The award presentation which is scheduled to take place at the capital city of Ondo State , Akure ,in May 2021, this year will attract creme De le creme of personalities all over the country and outside.
Extolling the virtues of Engr Dr Mrs Funmilayo Waheed-Adekojo , the coordinator of the program, Dr Sunday Akinbiola commended her for her developmental strides in her community, Ondo State and Nigeria as a whole ,; her empowerment drives, her Engineering exploits and the peoples opinion about her and her philanthropic disposition to the people. .. The organisers of the award, Hero Magazine and Nigeria outstanding Leadership award platform , said Engr FunmiAyinke was chosen for the honour because of her “striking attributes of hard work; development initiative; tenacity of purpose; philosophy of giving back to the society there making her a worthy ambassador of the state. While speaking on the credible award platform, (ondo States Man of the Year Award), He Dr Akinbiola Sunday described the award platform as the one that seeks to publicly celebrates excellence, reward exceptional accomplishments, salute positive personal character and industry, honour the outstanding career achievements of illustrious sons and daughters whose performances have made a significant contributions in private and public sector to engender on a local, national or international basis. This award also seeks to attract annually the political and business leaders, academics and professionals from all disciplines, both famous and uncelebrated, whose daily work makes a difference and not just those who populate the headlines. Some of the past winners of of the award in the male categories are Prof. Ajayi Borroffice, Senator of the federal republic of Nigeria, Justice Babatunde Adejumo, President National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Emeritus Prof David Ijalaye SAN, Prince Rotimi Ibidapo ,The Aare Atunluse of Owo kingdom, Dr Tunji Abayomi , Mr IfeOluwa OYEDELE, the Executive Director, Power holding company Nigeria Limited, Dr Adeleke Adedipe, Chief operating officer of Lekoil Nigeria limited among others, And in the female category, we have the following ,,, chief Mrs Olukemi Mimiko, wife of Ondo state governor, Mrs Morenike Oladunni, assistant comptroller general of customs, Lagos State, Chief Mrs Mobolaji Tunde SUARA, former SA to the governor on direct Labour,, pastor Mrs Christinah Kekitu,Pastor Mrs Funke Adejumo,Wife of the president of Agape church international,, Chief Mrs Ebiseeni, Regent of Apoi land, Mrs Jolade Ekeinde, a renowned Actress,, , Dr Mrs jeff Agboola, Dean of students affairs, University medical sciences, Ondo, ; prof Mrs Duyilemi, Dean at the Ondo state university, Akungba, Hon. Mrs Jumoke Anifowose Ajasin, a governorship aspirant and a grassroot politician, JUSTICE FOLASHADE AGUDA -TAIWO- President, Ondo state customary Court of Appeal!,MRS OLAYINKA MAKANJUOLA, Consultant at Addax petroleum Nigeria ltd;Dr Adeola D Olubamiji, Ist Ondo state female to bag PhD in Biotechnology :Pilot Olamide Akinfolarin,- Ist Ondo state female pilot,
Her Imperial Majesty, Olori Silekunola Naomi Oluwaseyi Ogunwusi, the wife of Ooni, Mrs Aladesanmi, Mrs olubunmi Ademosu, Prof Lilian Salami, VC, United among others
“Among the lined-up programmes that will add glitz and glamour to the event includes, a red carpet reception, live studio broadhumour command performances, ; arts exhibition, and a national roundtable specially designed to garnish the award dinner with an intellectual spice geared towards fostering the cross pollination of ideas, engendering national debate and pushing the frontiers of conceptual solutions on contemporary national issues such that, beyond the limits of award presentations, the event would also serve a national interest through an assemblage of a robust discuss among some of the nation’s most prodigious leaders and intelligentsia.”
Expected at the occasion is His Imperial Majesty, Oba Babatunde Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife ,as the Royal Father of the day, and other traditional Rulers from Ondo state, His Excellency Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu will be the he Special Guest of Honour and her Excellency Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu Akeredolu is the chief Host , the MD, Elizade Group, Chief Michael Ade Adeojo , will be the chairman of the occasion, Guest of Honour is Mr Seinde Fadeni, top government functionaries from Lagos, Abuja, friends of the awardee within and outside Nigeria and Ondo State, among others