Abayomi Sheba Bags Excellence Award in Leadership ,Human Capacity development and Youth empowerment.
Hon Abayomi Sheba ,A grassroots Politician, Former Chairman, Federal character Commission, Abuja, has bagged an award of Excellence in Human Capacity and Leadership Award as Distinguished Human Empowerment Icon of societal development.
The awards tagged POLITICAL PUNDIT BEING HONOURED AT HOME WITH LEADERSHIP Awards OF EXCELLENCE which took place at Blissview Hotel, in his home town ,Irele, OndoState. . It was organised by the Great Relite Association of Nigeria.
In his acceptance speech, Hon Abayomi Sheba thanked the organizers of the event for the honour done him with a resolve to continue to commit to excellence in leadership in all ramifications.
According to the Forum, the award was conferred on this Political Icon based on his contributions to human Capacity development , Youth empowerment and selfless service to humanity in his community, State and Nigeria as a whole. .
Presenting the award, the National president of the Forum , said Hon Abayomi Sheba has recorded a very good achievements in all areas of his endeavour. His selfless service is second to none.
Reading his citation to the public during the presentation,,,
Honourable (Barr.) Sheba Abayomi who is a grassroots politician and a great Moblizer in Ondo State was born in the 60s to High Chief Emmanuel and Reverend Mother Esther Sheba in Ode Irele, Irele Local Government of Ondo State. He attended St. Andrew Pry School, United Grammar School, Ode Irele. Later proceeded to University of Ilorin; 1985 -1989 and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife;1995-1997 with a Masters Degree in Public Administration .
He also bagged Bachelor degree in Laws (LLB) with second-class, Upper Division at the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University;; 2007-2011
The amiable Barrister started competitive politics about 24years ago having contested in the SDP primaries in 1992 to represent Irele Federal Constituency in the House of Reps. Though he lost the election then but he remained focused and resolute to liberate our people from the clutches of bad representation. He contested and won the same election in 1997/1998 under UNCP but with Okitipupa L.G combined to form Okitipupa/ Irele federal Constituency. The then Head of State General Sani Abacha died and the whole process was cancelled.
Not resigning to fate but resolute to make it to the top , he joined the PDP at inception in 1998/1999 and was given the flag of the party to run for the same seat which he won convincingly in spite of the onslaught of the AD in the South west zone then. In fact he was the only elected member of the PDP to the House of Representatives in 1999 from Ondo State.
He served as Liason officer to Ondo State Government during the Late Governor Olusegun Agagu regime due to his charismatic renaissance. He was later appointed by the President Jonathan Regime as Federal Commissioner on the Board of Federal Character Commission to Represent Ondo State. The position he held till Buhari became President and till recently when he was appointed to Chairman the commission.
He had contested twice now for the position of Senate to represent the people of Ondo South Senatorial District due to people’s demand but has never giving the opportunity to due to his intimidating credentials and people love for him.
He’s a philanthropist per excellence, he had been able to change the level of poverty in our area to a considerable percentage as a result of his empowerment drives through gainful employment.
HAS TO SAS as he is popularly called is happily married with four kids. He likes playing tennis and badminton.
According to the Forum President, Relite Owolabi Oyedele, the leadership of this forum has taken a reach in honouring a leader per-excellence, a highly intellectual personality, a mentor, a role model who has been contributing tremendously towards the development of Ikale’s youths .
“Our award is a kind of appreciation and encouragement for the services you have rendered towards the development of our people. You are an outstanding personality.
While giving all glory to God for the award, He dedicated same to God and all his followers.
He promised to continue to do more to alleviate the suffering of our people at any position he so find himself.
Dignitaries from all works of life, captains of industries, traditional Rulers, colleagues and well-wishers across the state were fully on ground to support and witness the epoch making occasion.