INSIDEMAINLAND – The recipient of the much anticipated Festac Weekly Man of the Year award recognition was finally announced on January 5, 2022.
The award recognition is bestowed on person(s) who have played an impactful role in mentoring and the empowerment of human capital, security of lives and property and social infrastructural development across the local government.
High Chief Kingsley Ifeanyin Anikpe (Akajiugo Ogidi) emerged as the choice of the faculty of the community newspaper magazine, Festac Weekly.
The process of arriving at the decision to honour Chief Anikpe with this exalted community recognition was democratic as residents were requested to register nominations through designated channels, after which nominated prospects numbering over 40 persons were screened to 4 people.
In one of the several nominations remark by a resident, Chief Anikpe was described thus, “He is public-spirited, not a politician but affects so many peoples lives and has been doing so for over 25 years in Amuwo Odofin and Festac town especially. One of the leading lights of the residents association in 6th avenue, empowering people, religious organizations and youth”
“The track record of High Chief Anikpe is very quintessential. He’s very selfless!”
Other finalists were also duly recognized. Hon. Folorunso Ola Western who is the candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC vying to represent Amuwo-Odofin constituency I at the Lagos State House of Assembly was honoured and recognized with the Festac Weekly Street Credibility/Leadership Award, while Comrade Rasheed Olateju was accorded the Mass mobilizer award of recognition.
Official presentation of award certificates and plaques will be carried out under a strictly by invitation ceremony as proposed by the publishers of Festac Weekly.
The Publisher of Festac Weekly, Abayomi Adejumo seized the opportunity to thank the entire communities that make up the local government for getting involved in identifying, rewarding and celebrating people who selflessly contribute to the development of the local government.