….emerges lawmaker of the year
By Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
Ahead of 468 lawmakers at both the House of Representatives and Senate, Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu representing Remo federal constituency at the House of Representatives had been adjudged as the most outstanding and therefore presented with Nigerian NewsDirect Lawmaker of the year 2017 award.
Hon. Ladi Adebutu along side other distinguished Nigerians such as the Group Managing Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, Minister for works, power and housing and among others received their awards over the weekend at aglamorous event held at the prestigious grandball hall of Eko Hotel and Suites .
The foremost PDP lawmaker was deemed fit for the honour according to the organiser of the annual award and publisher of Nigerian NewsDirect, Dr Samuel Ibiyemi for using his office to advance good governance and rural development in the country.
Hon. Adebutu, who also doubles as the Chairman, House Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development was also lauded for his numerous philanthropic acts as some of these kind gestures had helped in making life more bearable for many Nigerians.
Hon Adebutu, a front line PDP gubernatorial aspirant for Ogun State in 2019 has however thanked the almighty God for the recognition and honour done him describing it as a pleasant surprise as he never saw it coming.
He added that the award would no doubt spur him on to keep doing his bit as lawmaker using the instrument of lawmaking and every resource at his disposal to further serve humanity.
Hon. Adebutu declared that ” like I do say, service is my heritage and that is why I will never be tired of serving the people. This award is least expected and so I really appreciate it because it will surely encourage me to do more in our efforts to ensure that we all live a qualitative life”.
Speaking with our Correspondent, Chairman, PDP in Ogun State, Alhaji Sikirulahi Ogundele lauded the lawmaker for being a worthy representative of the people and the party saying that ” Hon. Ladi Adebutu remain our pride in PDP. His love and affection for the people remain unparalleled and so we weren’t really surprised when this award came because truly, it is an award well deserved.”