Crescent University Abeokuta has bestowed the 2023 Bola Ajibola Community Service Awards on three Non Governmental Organizations during its 17th Founder’s Day Celebrations which also coincided with 89th birthday of the institution’s founder and a former judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) His Excellency Judge Bola Ajibola.
The annual award is to recognise organizations and personalities who tow the legacy line of Judge Ajibola started in 1994 in an address tagged “A Call for Action” in Lusaka, Zambia, under the banner of a Non-Governmental Organization called African Concern which, apart from carrying the burdens of Africans, sought the collaboration of Africans to solve Africa’s problems.
This year’s Community Service Awards were given to three Non-Governmental Organizations in recognition of their efforts in creating solutions to the various problems of the society.
In a ceremony to mark the Institution’s Founder’s Day, on Wednesday 22nd of March, 2023, Mr Disu was given this award to recognise his immense contributions to Islamic advocacy and multifaith harmony. Other awardees are Her Royal Majesty, Olori Adijat Bamidele Matemilola is one of the recipients of 2023 Bola Ajibola Community Service Award on behalf of Oba Matemilola Oluyalo, Otileta VII Foundation for her contributions to education, health and socio-economic programmes, and the Executive Director of The Grassroots Aid Initiative, Dr Kadijat Kehinde Kadiri for her contributions to grassroots social and economic empowerment.
Presentations for the three categories of the award were done by His Royal Highness, Oba (Dr) Olufemi Ogunleye, Towulade of Akinale, His Royal Majesty, Oba (Prof.) Saka Matemilola, the Olowu of Owu Kingdom and a member of the Board of Trustees of Crescent University, Barr. Mahruf Adesegun Ajibola (SAN) respectively.
A professor of Jurisprudence and International Law and Deputy Vice Chancellor of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Prof. Charles Olufemi Adekoya delivered the 17th Founder’s Day Lecture on Human Rights and Elections in which he condemned sharp practices within the jurisdiction of the Nigerian law system.
On behalf of the entire staff and management of MPAC Nigeria, we congratulate our Executive Chairman.