ikorodu North Council boss, Hon Deola Banjo have canvassed for a peaceful coexistence amongst all residents of Ikorodu North Local Council Development Area of Lagos State.
Banjo’s goodwill message was made available to Push News 24 International on the 25th December 2021 as Christians all over the world celebrate the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Certified Builder turned politician admonished residents to share and show love with one another in the spirit of the season which are the attributes Jesus Christ represents and teaches while on earth.
Below is the goodwill message as received by Push News 24 International
BUILDER DEOLA BANJO CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
As Christmas indicates good tidings of hope and redemption, we should all look forward to a better community with peaceful coexistence.
I felicitate with our Christian brothers and sisters in particular, and all the good people of Ikorodu North LCDA on the joyous occasion of Christmas this year.
As Christendom commemorates the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, I enjoin all the good people of Ikorodu North LCDA to imbibe and demonstrate the essence of the season of love, giving, sharing, strengthening the bonds of brotherhood, good neighbourliness and focusing on all that bind us together as one entity.
Celebrating the spirit and virtues of Christmas need not be a one-day affair, but rather, ought to continue into the New Year.
I therefore, urge everyone to shun all actions which negate the spirit of this prosperous season.
May we all continue to have good reasons to celebrate in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
AMUWO ODOFIN / ORIADE MERIT AWARDS WILL BE THE MODEL FOR AWARD ORGANISERS IN AMUWO ODOFIN COMMUNITY
Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency over the years has had its own fair share of the good, the bad and the ugly awards, with tongues wagging if community awards are yet so valuable in today’s society.
According to the CELCE-AFRICA boss, “Great achievements are accompanied by great results. Prizes/Plaques are given to the top achievers in fields ranging from sports to politics to science to writing etc. Though they take different forms, all of these prizes are meant to highlight and celebrate those individuals who’ve ascended to the top of their game”. “Whatever prestige attached to our awards, these prizes are often accompanied by striking custom awards Plaques with great designs”.
In an interactive session with Push News 24 International, the Visioneer of the Amuwo Odofin/Oraide Merit Awards, Amb. Kingsley Enwelim Nwanze while assessing the relevance of Community Based Awards in Nigeria stated emphatically that the Amuwo Odofin/Oraide Merit Awards is unique and a bold statement which will shape and provide the needed standards for award organizers in Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency.
Amb. Nwanze also stated that the community award is self sponsored by Center for Leadership and Creative Entrepreneurs in Africa, a registered NGO, hence, every awardee gets equal recognition and there is no external influence rather nominees will have to prove their worthiness before a screening panel.
“Amuwo Odofin/Oraide Merit Awards was developed to honor persons who are making significant contributions to their community through their time, actions, talents and dedication”. Nwanze added.
Push News 24 International noted that what makes this award unique is that the awardees who are to be selected should serve as a role model for compassion, and service and be striving to make the world a better place. He/ she should have been seen to have a passion for helping others in his/her community.
Nwanze said so much has been put to the planning of this maiden edition which is billed for 2022.
On the acceptability of the awards he has this to say ” In all corners of Amuwo Odofin community, people are making a difference. Residents and stakeholders are nominating passionate individuals and organizations daily who have contributed significant and lasting change in the community over the past years right from the first day the calls for nominations was made”
Push News 24 International can confirm that the Amuwo Odofin/Oraide Merit Awards as a catalyst award recognizes the efforts of those that build community through volunteerism or philanthropy and inspire others to do the same – those that go “above and beyond” for Amuwo community.
USA – TEXAS GOVERNOR ABBOTT APPOINTS NIGERIAN BORN OKPA TO STATE SECURITIES BOARD
Governor Greg Abbott of State of Texas has appointed Nigerian- River State born Edward Ejike Okpa to the State Securities Board for a term set to expire January 20, 2027.
The Board registers securities offered and sold in Texas and oversees the firms and individuals selling securities or providing investment advice to Texans.
EE Okpa of Dallas is principal for The OKPA Co. He holds a Texas Real Estate Broker’s license, and is a licensed Senior Property Tax Consultant in Texas. He is a board member of the Dallas Development Fund and a member of IRWA: International Right of Way Association and the Export-Import Bank of the United States Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee. Okpa received a bachelor’s degree from Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, and graduated from an Executive Advanced Management Program in Real Estate at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Mr. Ejike Okpa, a public commentator, real estate guru and blogger made history in an honorable entry in the archives of Texas as he was commissioned by Texas Governor Perry as an Admiral in Texas Navy based on recognition of his Texas/Dallas community service. Push News 24 International confirms that he is the first Black to be so recognized. In 2012, a scholarship in his name was endowed by a group of Dallas business men at the University of North Texas, Denton, in recognition of his service.
Okpa is a native Nigerian but a naturalized US citizen. He is a self-employed business owner and Real Estate practitioner, with experience in commercial appraisals, land development, zoning, broker and property tax consultant. He has been actively engaged in advocacies on worthy causes and community services where he renders selfless service to humanity. He is the founder and principal of The OKPA Company, LLC, which has appraising and brokering commercial real estate and consulting on international trade and handling portfolio property tax consulting service for many years.
OKPA has joined the league of Nigerians doing Nigeria proud in diaspora.
AMUWO ODOFIN : PUSH NEWS BOSS MAKES THE LIST OF 50 MOST INFLUENCIAL PERSONS
Prince Olamilekan Ojo Martins, the Chief Responsibility Officer of Push Communications Media LLC owners of Push News 24 International and Initiator of Amuwo Odofin “Man of the Year Awards” have been confirmed and nominated into the prestigious Amuwo Odofin 50 Most Influential Persons 2021 (Youth Edition).
In the letter of confirmation of nomination by the organisers of the annual award the Amuwo Odofin 50 Most Influential people in the community accords recognition to people whose ideas, legacies have contributed to peaceful transformation of community and socio-econominc development.
According to a release awardees were placed in about 5 sub-categories reflecting their areas of competence and influence ; these includes Business, Community Leadership, Politics, philanthrophy and Icons.
Commenting on the recognition and his acceptance, Martins appreciated the organisers who he described are of high moral standards and unquestionably integrity in all ramifications for confirming his nomination amongst several hundreds nominated. According to him, “As a PR practitioner I understand the crucial role awards of this nature plays in strengthening community relationships between corporate organisations, residents and their stakeholders”
“We are honoured to not only receive this award but to have been nominated alongside other outstanding personalities. We remain committed to improving quality of life on a sustainable basis through our professional conducts.” he added.
Push News 24 International reports that, Prince Olalekan Ojo Martins is a Chartered Member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, (MNIPR) and Media Officer for Amuwo Odofin TV Online. Also as an Internationally Chartered Public Relations Practitioner, Certified Communications Forensic Expert- and Multi-media professional he has continually used his professional tools of over 18 years to advance the course of achieving a sustainable socio-economic and communal atmosphere that is geared towards an improving the society. Martins has always maintained his uprightness and very involved in most socio-political activities at the grassroot that requires quality thinking, planning and strategy.
Having sat at the top achelon of several think-tank and strategic campaign teams of corporate Organisations and corporate brands, Martins has also brought his professional proficiency towards specifically branding aspirants for political offices.
A prolific youth catalyst, peer educator, writer, social commentator and researcher, the marketing communication graduate who is a core sanguine, also has as his God-Given assets, great oratory and entertainment skills, this has also stood him out among his peers. As a deliberate attempt towards expanding his professional frontiers, Martins plans in a few years to run a full fledged radio and TV station, a platform which has already began via his company, Push Communications Media which is a 21st Century avante-garde Public Relations and Multimedia concern with focus on Public Relations, Advertising, Broadcast Journalism, Media Entrepreneurship, Multimedia, Events, Image Management.
Prince humanitarian efforts has led to the formation of the Ojo GO Foundation and Greater Nigeria Movement in Diaspora, a socio-economic movement aimed at seeking the coporations of stakeholders abroad towards addressing societal challenges in Nigeria, This gestures he has also extended to Nigeria with the donations of free jamb forms and scholarships to indigent persons since 2016.
Prince Olalekan Ojo Martins is a Christian who loves to swimming and travel and believer of a greater Nigeria.