Osagie Otabor, Akure
Prominent Ondo philanthropist, Engr. Funmilayo Waheed-Adekojo, has said her passion to empower youths was to help curb crimes as well as make them productive rather than being job seekers.
Waheed-Adekojo stated that giving back to the society through youth empowerment and engaging in other philanthropic activities was part of her contribution to the development of the society.
She spoke when she received nomination as the 2020 Ondo State Woman of the year award organised by the Hero Magazine.
Waheed-Adekojo popularly known as ‘Engr FunmiAyinke’ said the award would spur her further to help lift humanity for the rest of her life.
Coordinator of the program, Dr Sunday Akinbiola, said Engr. Waheed-Adekojo scored the highest votes among other 10 other nominees.
Dr. Akinbiola said Engr. FunmiAyinke was chosen for the honour because of her striking attributes of hard work; development initiative; tenacity of purpose; philosophy of giving back to the society.
He said the award sought to celebrate excellence, reward exceptional accomplishments, salute positive personal character and honour outstanding career achievements.
“This award also seeks to attract annually the political and business leaders, academics and professionals from all disciplines, both famous and uncelebrated, whose daily work makes a difference and not just those who populate the headlines.”