Akinwunmi Ambode Receives 2016 Treasure MOTY Award
Ambode Receives Treasure Man Of The Year Award
On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the management of Treasure Online presented its 2016 Man of the Year award to his excellency, the governor of Lagos, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode at the state’s Secretariat. The glistering trophy was collected on his behalf by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde.
The treasure team was led by the Publisher, Mrs Iretunde Akintunde-Johnson, and included the editor, FAJ and an associate, Mr. Tope Akinyele of the Fountain Global News (blog).
In a brief ceremony inside the Commissioner’s office with principal officers like the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mr. Folarin Adeyemi, and Mrs. Toro Oladapo, the Director of Press & Public Affairs, Ayorinde was effusive in his appreciation after reading the letter accompanying the trophy.
The commissioner expressed the regret and apologies of the governor in not being physically present to receive the award, but was exceedingly grateful for the honour, and promised to continue to do his best not only to justify the awards from reputable organisations like Treasure, but to meet and surpass expectations of Lagosians in his administration’s service delivery and performance.
The following is part of the nomination letter:
“On Sunday, January 8, 2017, Treasure Online nominated your Excellency as Man of the Year (2016) in a publication entitled: http://treasure.com.ng/4772-2-treasure-man-ambode/.
Treasure is edited by one of Nigeria’s finest journalists, Femi Akintunde-Johnson, and published by his partner of over two decades, Iretunde Akintunde-Johnson. Both have vast experience in journalism spanning close to three decades, sprouting from their days in The Punch.
Furthermore, Femi Akintunde-Johnson, popularly called FAJ, has in the past decades served as Editor and Editor-in-Chief of Fame Weekly, National Encomium, New Treasure and Treasure People & Life (all of which he also co-founded).
In our publication, while announcing your selection as Treasure Man of the Year (2016), the following declarations were made: “In different scales of objective observation, Mr. Ambode has applied himself to the tenets and promise of participatory democracy. With a good team of subordinates and motivated civil service, the Epe indigene basically used 2016 to mesmerize the sensibilities of not just his constituents in Lagos, but he has inflamed the imagination of the entire nation to the possibilities inherent in a committed and visionary political leadership.
Service delivery and activation in roads, health care, public communication, agriculture, security, transportation, youth synergies, economic stimulation, traffic congestion, etc, have been satisfactory, and sometimes excellent.
With apparent systematic precision, his forays into heritage renaissance (exposition of tourism, arts and culture) and entertainment have kept Lagosians on their hardworking toes, and millions glued to late night television.
We make bold to insist that in 2016, there was hardly any political leader with executive powers over an electoral space with a better performance statistics and widespread positive validation from his or her own compatriots…”
Here are pictures taken to mark the event.