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Somolu LG Chairman Awarded For His Performance

INSIDEMAINLAND – The award for the best Nigerian Local Government Chairman has been presented to the Chairman of Solomu Local Government, Hon. Abdul Hamed Salawu for his giant strides in all works of life.

According to the Ghanian Director of Face of Africa, Dr Richard Kpoku noted that Hon. Abdul Hamed Salawu has distinguished himself with the monthly Elderly People Socio-Welfare programme, even when he is aware of the fact that some people of his class in Africa may prefer to use the fund for something else.

Presenting the award plaque, award certificate and person of the year frame to the Executive chairman, the organizers revealed that the awards were a challenge for the Chairman to do more. He said that the 60 years and above elderly people who come for their welfare package monthly in their thousands are the ones telling people about the “Mr Koseleri” of Somolu, even to the hearing of their children in diaspora. Allyson was joined by Tosin, Gloria Agbor, Denise Oni, Adebayo Adeyemo, Mariam Majek and Taiwo Jamiu.

Similarly, the CMC Africa Awards Initiative team are amazed by the achievements of the Hon. Abdul Hamed Salawu led administration of Somolu Local Government, especially in the area of infrastructural development, healthcare, educational support programmes and social welfare as well as empowerment programmes.

Also attesting to the development of the local government, Adenike Owoeye of Superscreen Television narrated how the Chairman made provision of the free health care package for over 600 babies at no charge from the parents.

The award presented by Amb. Cornell Udofia, the Convener of CMC Africa on behalf of Chief Adebisi Aboderin (Patron of CMC Africa) to the Executive Chairman of Somolu Local Government was described as the Council Chairman of the people who knows where the shoe pinches them.

Hon. Abdul Hamed Salawu was among the notable Nigerians awarded by CMC Africa at the Sheraton Hotels in Ikeja, Lagos. The award presented to Hon. Salawu reads “In recognition of your commitment to Nigeria and Humanitarian Services”.

For the awards presentation, the Executive Chairman was joined by Mrs Omotanwa Salawu (Chairperson), Hon. Adekunle Ekiyemi (Vice Chairman), Hon. Yomi Osunkoya (Leader of the Council), Hon. Tajudeen Ibrahim (Deputy Leader of the Council), Hon. Lateef Muibi (Majority Leader), Hon. Bolaji Teluwo (Deputy Majority Leader), Hon. Lateef Ashimi (Chief Whip) and Hon. Tunde James (Deputy Chief Whip) as well as Hon. Folarin Adegbite of Ward C (Ijebutedo) and Hon. Kingsley Ihehen of Ward H (Igbobi-Fadeyi). Deacon Femi Taiwo (APC party Chieftain), Hon. Ayodele Afolabi (SA Special Duties), Hon. Lekan Otaiku (SA Political Matters), Hon. Tajudeen Razak, Mrs Omolara Rabiu were also at the Somolu’s number one office to celebrate with Hon. Abdul Hamed Salawu.

Recall that Hon. Abdul Hamed Salawu was awarded last month in Abuja as the best Local Government Chairman by the Nigerian Local Government Excellence Award (LOGEXA 2021), making it the second time he will be receiving the honour at the seat of power. Several times when Hon. Abdul Hamed Salawu is asked about the secret of the multiple awards, his answers still remain “I’m not serving to receive awards, I’m just giving the people of Somolu what they voted me to deliver”.

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