The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has bestowed Amazon Award on Iyalode of Yorubaland, Iyalode Alaba Lawson for her exemplary qualities and robust contributions towards development of the society and world at large.
Penpushing reports that, the award ceremony was part of the monarch 5th coronation anniversary organized by by Oodua Descendants Union, packaged by the Odua Group of Companies, and Penpushing serving as media partner
The award was presented to Lawson by the former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo at the swimming pool side of Premier Hotels, Mokola Ibadan, Oyo State Capital, the ceremony aired live by Penpushing Media
The former President described Lawson as a very formidable woman, a woman in man skin, as well as through and foremost educationist with one of the best school in the country, whose impact on the development of the country cut across and commended the royal father for honouring her.
Penpushing further reports that, Ooni of Ife while speaking affirmed that, Iyalode Lawson is a pride daughter of the Yoruba race, whose contributions towards developmental growth of the race and society at large cannot be shunned.
The royal father said, this was one of the qualities found in Lawson, and deserved to be honour, adding that, the presentation of the award by the former President, Olusegun Obasanjo was a clear testimony that Lawson is a worthy daughter of Nigeria
Penpushing also reports that, Ogunwusi commended the awardee for her good work, and equally encouraged her not to relent in her efforts of putting smiles on the faces of the people, with a call on other women of repute to emulate her gestures.
The ceremony attracted dignitaries across the country, which include former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saa’rd Abubarkar, Alake of Egba land, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Elegushi of Ikateland, Oba Saheed Ademola, Oniru of Iruland, Oba Gbolahan Lawal, Olu Itori of Egbaland, Oba Fatai Akamo and Iyalode of Yorubaland, Iyalode Alaba Lawson among others.
The awardee in her remarks said the award was historic in her life and expressed profuse appreciation, stressing that she would dedicate the award to womanhood, adding that the monarch had made her proud to do more
Penpushing reports that the anniversary lecture and banquet planning committee include:Prince Ademakinwa Adereti(Chairman), Pastor Abimbola Alagbe (Co-Chairman), Babatunde Oyewole(Secretary), Babatunde Olaniyi(member),Hassan Ajayi(member), Rev Olukunle Oluitan(member) and Mrs Funke Michael(member)
The list include: Prof Peju Esimai(member),Prince Adewale Adeniyi(member),Mrs Abimbola Akinjo-Olatunde(member),Mr Shina Odebiyi(member),Miss Oluwafumbi Fuwa(member),Miss Olabisi Kayode-Adedeji(member),Miss Ifeoluwa Eluyera(member),Mr Daramola Morakinyo(member) and Mr Akin Daodu(member)
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