The founder of the prestigious Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), and the Aare Bamofin of Africa, Chief Afe Babalola, had during the 3rd Afe Babalola Day organised by the beneficiaries of the legal luminary on 12th December, 2016, applauded the outstanding performances and height of patriotism along public spirit observed in the federal lawmaker representing Ekiti South Federal Constituency 1 in the House of Representatives, Abuja, Hon. Segun Adekola.
This year edition of the programme, which recorded the presence of many top government functionaries across boards and also attended by the Ekiti born legal icon and Human Right Activist, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, along other dignitaries of international standard, was celebrated on Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) campus.
Receiving the award of the Distinguisged Representative of the Year on behalf of Hon. Adekola, his Deputy Legislative Aide, Hon. Ademola Olowolafe, acknowledged the recognition given the federal lawmaker and assured the good people of the state that the presence of Hon. Adekola shall be more felt as he (Adekola) remains resolute in giving back to his people the quality of what was given him that made him honourable.
Olowolafe, who lauded several achievements of Hon. Adekola so far, said “We never knew people were noticing the giant strides of Hon. Segun Adekola in Ekiti State until we received the notice of this award. It was a great honour which an average Ekiti person will describe as well deserved by Hon. Adekola.
“The award shows Hon. Adekola was truly always in the news as earlier described here today by some people. We are proud of him and we appreciate the organisers of this programme. It is encouraging. This award will serve as a call to do more and never to relent in doing good which had over time appeared to be his daily desire.”
Organisers of the 3rd Afe Babalola day portrayed Adekola as a performing honourable among equals and who has been evidently representing beyond condemnation, saying their search light had been on him for a while considering the tempo at which his activities were carried out in his constituency and the state.
“We took our last shot on Adekola the day he distributed over two thousand different school uniforms and other writing materials to indigent primary school pupils across Ekiti South Federal Constituency 1, Ikere, Ise/Orun and Ekiti Southwest Local Government Areas few months ago. It was highly unprecedented and we marked it.
“You will also recall that Hon. Adekola stormed the Erelu Adebayo Children’s Home at Iyin-Ekiti with all sort of goodies and gift items ranging from bags of rice, wheat, millet, beverages, noodles, drinks, and varieties of biscuits and detergents to one big generator to celebrate his 2016 birthday with the orphans.
“However, the above observations only assisted during our selections, but credibly, he has never reneged on his campaign promises and his effectiveness and proficiency as a legislator in the house cannot be undermined, owing to his usual appearances in the course of deliberations in the house.
“Keenly observed, we have all noted him as one of the movers and the shakers in the house, whose relevance cannot be carpeted and whose voice cannot but be heard whenever the green chamber was in session. These attributes can be said to have caught our attention to have counted him worthy of this distinguished award as the best honourable of the year,” Afe Babalola Beneficiaries established position about Adekola.