Posted by News Express | 1 March 2014 | 2,846 times
Ogun State border town, Arepo, will on Sunday, March 2, honour indigenes who have contributed to the growth and development of the town. The award tagged ‘Arepo Community Development Awards (ACDA)’ is a community development initiative of The Hub-Urban news magazine.
Speaking to journalists in Arepo, the publisher of the free circulation community-based news magazine circulating in Lagos and its neighbouring communities, Mr. Yemi Awosanya-Adefajo, said: “We are taking a different stride by organising the Arepo Community Development Awards. The ACDA was inspired to celebrate collective and individual efforts, and also serve as a catalyst to bring to the fore a journey towards restoring the community.”
The publisher added: “Communities are the fragments of our society, and we believe that by encouraging the development of our communities, we would make giant strides towards building our state, and our nation, at large. The ACDA is the first of its kind, and is geared at heralding a wave of transformation in Arepo, which would be a coalition between the public and private sectors.”
Prominent among the awardees are the Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, the NNPC GMD, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, the Olu of Arepo, Obafemi Owode Chairman, and captains of industries, amongst others.
The event, which will hold at Avalon Hotel & Suites, will be chaired by the MD, AIT, Mrs. Funke Fadugba, and anchored by Ayo Ojurongbe and Ayo Adesanya.
•Photo shows Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State.
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