Forum, NUJ, Others Felicitates Renown Philanthropist, Akande Over OON Award
Wednesday May 31, 2023
Some notable professional groups have congratulated renowned philanthropist and financial expert, Dr Oludare Akande, on his conferment with the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON)
This is contained in their separate statements made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Ibadan.
Akande, the Chairman, American Polytechnic of Nigeria (APN) and Bellagio Airlines, was honoured with the OON award by the Federal
Government on May 27.
The forum of Nigeria Chief Executive Officers(CEOs) Under 50, congratulated Akande on his well- deserved honour from the Federal Government of Nigeria
The forum in a statement signed by its Press Secretary, Prof. John Abe, expressed delight that Akande’s hard work and dedication had been acknowledged at the highest level.
“His contributions to the development of Education and Aviation in Nigeria have been outstanding, and his entrepreneurial spirit has been an inspiration to many young entrepreneurs in the country,” it said.
It said that Akande’s achievements would continue to inspire young Nigerians to pursue excellence, expressing confidence that he would continue to make significant contributions to national growth and development.
The forum said that it was proud of Akande, wishing him continued success in all his future endeavours.
The Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ), Oyo State Council, congratulated one of its Patron, Dr Oludare Akande on the national honour conferred on him by the Federal Government, describing it as well-deserved.
The NUJ in a statement jointly signed its Chairman, Ademola Babalola and Secretary, Olusola Oladapo, described the honour as well-deserved.
It said that Akande’s contributions to national development and humanity distinguished him for the well-deserved honour.
The union commended Akande’s services to humanity, saying he has also contributed immensely to education and aviation sectors.
The NUJ urged Akande to continuously support the less privilege in the society and contribute more to national growth.
“We extend our warmest congratulations to our Patron, Dr. Oludare Akande on his recent conferment of the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) award,” it said.
Also, the Nigerian Young Professionals (NYP), Oyo State Chapter, described Akande’s honour as well-deserved in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the development of the country.
This is contained in a statement signed by NYP President, Dr Ahmad Ojo, said Akande’s dedication to excellence, hard work and commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of Nigerians has not gone unnoticed.
“We extend our warmest congratulations to you on your conferment of the National Merit Award of Officer of the Order of Niger (OON) by former President Muhammadu Buhari.
“This is a well-deserved recognition of your outstanding contributions to the development of our great nation.
“Your dedication to excellence, hard work, and commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of Nigerians has not gone unnoticed.
It said that the group was proud of Akande’s achievements and impact made in his field of expertise.
The group said that as a young professional, Akande’s accomplishments inspired them to strive for excellence and make meaningful contributions to Nigeria’s development.
“Once again, congratulations on this well-deserved honor. We wish you continued success in all your future endeavors,” it said.