His Royal Highness, Oba Abdu-Rasheed Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwo Kingdom’s love for the welfare and wellbeing of the aged, elders and senior citizens recently got recognition.

The monarch was, on Sunday, 31st March, 2019, honored with the award of the “Ambassador of Senior Citizens of Nigeria”, by Prince, Judge Bola Ajibola, SAN, CON, KBE, the former World Court Judge and Founder and Proprietor of Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The ceremony held at the private residence of the Elder Statesman, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, where the visibly elated royal father, gladly received the award.

 After receiving his award, the Oluwo of Iwo Kingdom called on both the Federal Government and the various state governments to establish agencies or commissions to cater for the welfare and well-being of people in their old ages and the elder statesmen.

According to him: “the aged who were mostly widows and widowers are often neglected and lonely, stressing that it become imperative for government at all levels to set up a department that will henceforth provide for the needs of the aged in the country”.  

Theencounter,com,ng reported that other notable dignitaries at the colourful event include, Chairman, Nigeria Communications Company (NCC), Senator Biyi Durojaiye, Olowu of Owu Kingdom in Abeokuta, Oba Adegboyega Dosunmu, Ahmed Ajibola, SAN, Mr. Jide Taiwo, Mr. Wale Saranda among others.

The award of the “Ambassador of Senior Citizens of Nigeria” is mark of appreciation and recognition of service to the improvement of the welfare of the aged in the society and creating a future for the elderly ones. It is given to individuals by Care Foundation, Care Foundation, a non-governmental organization founded by former World Court Judge, Prince Bola Ajibola.

Original story: theencouner.com.ng

Written by Olaniyi G. Akanji

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