Omoilu Foundation beats five other finalists to clinch the Best Foundation in Youth Empowerment Award in the 2016 Patriotic Service Awards held yesterday at the Dover hotel, Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja, Lagos.
The patriotic service awards celebrate excellence across all sectors.Their purpose is to celebrate best performers and pay tribute to those individuals and organisations who have demonstrated outstanding excellence in their field of work.
The judges applauded Senator Buruji Kashamu for his “uncommon characteristics” in bringing succor to the downtrodden, adding that “In adopting you as our choice, we placed a very high premium on your commitment towards the cause of the downtrodden in Nigeria especially the youths– a characteristic which is uncommon among most Foundations and well-meaning Nigerians.
“Among the many factors we considered was the timely response of the founder and chairman of the Foundation, Senator Buruji Kashamu to the SOS message of the civil Servants in Osun State.The relief materials and foodstuffs donated to the workers then saved many homes of hunger at that time.
“The on-going zero interest rate micro loan to the masses in Ogun State is receiving accolades and national acclaim. It will go a long way in establishing them.We resolved that there is no one best suited to receive this award at the moment than Omoilu Foundation”.
Receiving the Award, the media officer of the Foundation, Mr. Oyejide Sunkanmi says: “We are absolutely delighted to have won this award. Giving back to the society through philanthropy is the core of what we do. The Senator Buruji Kashamu-inspired Omoilu Foundation is totally committed to plight of the masses. I want to say a big thank you to the organisers of this great event for considering us worthy of this honour”. he said.
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