Grassroot is the closest to the people,and it is through Community Governance through various Local Government and Local Council Development Arears that effective service delivery can be achieved through the provision of infrastructures,Empowerment,Education and so on.

Having been watched and known to be one of the best performing  Chairman in Lagos State,Orile Agege Council Boss, Hon. Johnson Sunday Babatunde received the Grassroot Africa Awards  for Excellent Performance as well as the Selfless Service Awards at the Year 2019 Grassroot  Africa Conference and Awards in one night in Ghana’s capital,Accra making it two awards same night.

Kalo Africa International who are the organisers of this prestigious awards are known for projecting African image as well as promoting Government at the Grassroot level  commended Hon. Babatunde for being a visionary leader and for making the general development of Orile Agege and its citizens a priority.

The Council Chairman who was also a guest speaker at the occasion spoke on “Roles of Political Office Holders in Grassroot Governance and Nation Building”emphasized  on the need for Politicians in the line of duty to be more dedicated and to inject tax payers money into the provision of basic amenities rather than seeing it as the spoils of office which can be lavished without a care for the electorates.

The Executive  Chairman reiterated on the need to emulate Kwame Nkruma and other famous African leaders who paved way for the freedom we enjoy today. 
Hon. Babatunde, however enjoined the people to also give adequate support to Grassroot Development for best service delivery.

Amongst the recipients of the prestigious Grassroot Africa Awards are Nanguete Suswanga who is an advocate for women from Port-Novo, Nana Ogefo Adubia Ackom 1,Nana Benyi 111,amongst others whose selfless service to humanity is worth emulating. 

A tour of Late Kwame Nkruma Park was part of the programme to shed more light in the role the Late President Nkruma played in ensuring a workable Ghana.

The delegates from Orile Agege LCDA,Lagos Nigeria were  the Executive Chairman,Hon.Johnson,Sunday Babatunde ,the Vice Chairman,Hon.Mrs Kafilat Akanni Pedro,the Deputy Leader,Orile Agege Legislature,Hon.Azeez Akinola,the wife of the Executive Chairman Mrs Mojisola Johnson and the Council’s Public Affairs Officer,Mrs Hamzat Maryam.

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