Olufemi Onireti bags NIPR Excellence award on Community Development


Olufemi Onireti bags NIPR Excellence award on Community Development




The founder and Chairman of the Onireti Foundation, Mr. Olufemi Onireti, today, Friday got honored with an award of excellence on “Community Development” by the Oyo State chapter of the National Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), in Ibadan.

Onireti, who is a philanthropist and an ace politician from the Osupa Ward, Ogbomoso North Local Government Area of Oyo State was awarded based on the institute’s recognition of his numerous humanitarian gestures which aim at providing succor to all and sundry especially those living within the medium and economically low levels over the years.

While receiving the award with delight from the Chairman of the Day, Oloye Lekan Alabi, the Ekefa Olubadan of Ibadanland, Onireti who was represented by Mr Omotayo Ashiru expressed gratitude to the organizers of the event, and also promised to do more to complement the efforts of the government at the grassroots and the entire state at large.

Notable amongst several contributions to rural development by the Onireti Foundation include health and education sectors in Oriiire, Ogbomoso North, and Ogbomoso South local government areas of Oyo State.

Others are the reconstruction of Osupa road culvert, organizing the Olufemi ONIRETI Quarterly Quiz Competition with a golden prize of HP laptop, merit award and #50,000 each to contestants between first and third positions as well as series of regular empowerments programs for artisans and market women, drilling six boreholes in the three local governments, donation of a laptop to Ogbomoso Grammar School, provision of reliefs to patients at Bowen University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, payment of WAEC and UTME registration fees for students in his constituency, and the installation of street lights in Osupa area, amongst others.

“I want to seize this opportunity to express my profound gratitude to the organizers of this notable and dignifying event aimed at recognizing contributions to the course of humanity at the community level.

“I am very delighted to be among recipients of this award because it means the little little things we do for our communities are being noticed and recognized at the bigger stage and I can tell you all here and now that this can only motivate us to do more for our people.

“Life, I believe is all about making impacts, not just impacts but those that will outlive our existence and serve as legacies to generations yet to come after us therefore, I’m pleased to inform this gathering that I feel very honoured and humble receive this honour.

“Thank you very much and together, we can join our little efforts in individual and collective capacities with the giant strides of His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde to make Oyo State a prosperous one for all of us, once again, I thank you.” Onireti said.

The event which took place at the Oduduwa Hall of the Premier Hotel, Mokola Hill, Ibadan had in attendance Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun ,public relations practitioners, other awardees, editors, and bigwig in other walks of life.

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