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OSUN CHIEF WHIP BAGS ROYAL AFRICAN YOUNG LEADERSHIP AWARD

OSUN CHIEF WHIP BAGS ROYAL AFRICAN YOUNG LEADERSHIP AWARD

“I’m always proud of you and we are really proud of all you’re doing. Just, keep it up.”
Those were the words of His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Eniitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife, as he honoured Honourable Tunde Olatunji, the chief whip of Osun State House of Assembly, with the prestigious Royal African Young Leadership Award yesterday at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.
According to the Royal African Young Leadership Forum (RAYLF) of the revered traditional ruler, this was to recognise and honour the lawmaker as one of the “admirable and outstanding young Nigerians that are breaking the ceilings, changing the status quo and birthing new speeds of outstanding achievements in governance and leadership in the most populous black nation on earth.”
An elated Olatunji said he felt greatly honoured and humbled to be found worthy of such recognition and prestigious award from the throne of Oduduwa. “I never knew the little we are trying to do can be so valued to have made the list of 100 African Young Leaders. Award recipients are great Nigerians from banking, governance, ICT, creative industry, business, entrepreneurship, manufacturing, innovation etc.
“What else can I say but to first return all glory to God for HIS uncommon grace, favour and faithfulness. He has once again proved true what His Excellency said some years ago that, ‘I am sending you on a generational assignment.”
To him, the award was not a reward for work done “because work has not started. It’s simply a call to work and the great assignment of building a functional Society.”
The turnout was massive and the award was jointly presented to the legislator by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare and the Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof. Eyitayo Ogunmodede at the capacity-filled Oduduwa Hall, OAU venue of the grand event.

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