The PINK Awards ceremony, which took place in Lagos, celebrated outstanding achievers from various fields, acknowledging their contributions and impact on society. Among the distinguished personalities honoured Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, the Speaker, Hon Mudashiru Obasa of the Lagos State House of Assembly, and Sen. Adenigba Fadahunsi, recognized for their notable accomplishments.
Dr. Joe Odumakin, the initiator of the PINK Awards, explained that the acronym ‘PINK’ stands for Prestige, Integrity, Nobility, and Knowledge. The awards aimed to recognize individuals who had displayed exceptional excellence in their respective fields of expertise.
Speaking at the event, Odumakin highlighted the virtues of simplicity, humility, courage, and resilience exhibited by the awardees. She urged the youth to emulate these qualities, emphasizing that challenges should never lead to the consideration of drastic measures like suicide.
Sen. Fadahunsi, represented by Dr. Bolaji Akinyemi, expressed gratitude for the recognition, outlining his philanthropic initiatives aimed at enhancing the lives of constituents. He emphasized the importance of focusing on grassroots development, asserting that building the people would inherently contribute to the nation’s progress and prosperity.
In representation of Gov. Makinde, his Chief of Staff, Mr. Segun Ogunwuyi, conveyed the governor’s gratitude for the award and pledged an unwavering commitment to intensify efforts in elevating people from poverty to prosperity.
The award ceremony also honored several other notable individuals for their exceptional contributions, including Oba Sulaimon Raji, Chidi Mokeme, Righteousman Erhabor, Alhaja Salawa Abeni, and Prince Adebiyi Adesina, across various categories like outstanding traditional institution humanitarianism, best actor, gospel icon, and transformational impact.
The PINK Awards served as a platform to celebrate excellence, integrity, and societal impact while encouraging individuals to continue striving for greatness in their respective endeavors.