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HON. ALI AJUH, CHAIRMAN, OMALA LGA, KOGI STATE

“Like a visionary leader, who is conscious of his noble calling, Hon. Ajuh has over the years nursed and nurtured to one day climb on the podium of politics, using it as a platform for the selfless services of his people”

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HON. ALl AJUH

SAGA OF A TRAIL BLAZER,

Executive Chairman, Omala Local Govt

Hon. Ali Ajuh


KEEPING HOPE ALIVE IN OMALA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

In true life, it is not the critics who count, not the man who points out where the strong man stumbled or where the doer of good deeds could have done better. Credit and commendation actually belong to the man who is on the battle field striving to improve the lots of others. The man whose face is marred by dust, sweat and blood, the man who constantly strives to pursue a worthy cause to impact positively not only on his immediate environment, but the entire humanity.

For too long, the people of Omala Local Government Area have cried and yearned for meaningful development; for too long meaningful development has continued to elude the people. In spite of its enormous land mass, abundant human and natural resources, Omala Local Government almost two decades after its historic creation, has continued to remain perpetually undeveloped, lacking in virtually all the known indices of development.

The offensive and the unfortunate consequence of this situation is that several rural communities, that make up the Local Government, are grossly lacking in infrastructure and other basic social amenities that make life meaningful for the people. This ugly scenario of underdevelopment continue to elude Omala Local Government as an awful nightmare before the coming on board of a young energetic and visionary new breed politician, Hon. Ali Ajuh as the 4th elected Executive Chairman of Omala Local Government.

Like a visionary leader, who is conscious of his noble calling, Hon. Ajuh has over the years nursed and nurtured to one day climb on the podium of politics, using it as a platform for the selfless services of his people. It is thus interesting, heartwarming and hope rekindling to note that Hon. Ali Ajuh has been enlisted by destiny and providence to come on a rescue mission on the scene of the political leadership of Omala Local Government, at a time the people have virtually lost hope in grassroot governance.

Who is this quintessential young man? What are his pedigree, track records and roots? Records available indicate that Hon. Ali Ajuh, the elected Executive Chairman of Omala Local Government Area, was born on 24th April, 1961 to hun1ble but enterprising fan1ily of Ajuh, of the ancient Icheke Village in the present day Omala Local Government of Kogi State. He had his early education at R.C.M primary school, Abejukolo between 1973 to 1978 from where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate.

On completion of his Primary School Education, young, enterprising Ali gained admission to Ife Community Secondary School, Abejukolo between 1978 and 1983 haven passed his School Certificate Examination in flying colours.

Thereafter, the ambitious and focused-driven Ali Ajuh gained admission to the famous school of Basic Studies, Makurdi and obtained his LJ.M.B. in 1985. Yet not resting on his oars, on completion of his advanced level programme at S.B.S., Makurdi, Ali went for the academic jugular in the quest for the golden fleece at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, graduating with a B.Sc. Hons. Degree in Accounting in 1988 excelling as one of the best graduating students in his department.

Like all young men of his generation, he answered the call to National Service and had his N.Y.S.C. between 1988-1989. Still not resting on his oars and with an eagle eye for more academic laurels, Hon. Ajuh bagged his Master’s degree with the University of Calabar in 1994.

Armed with formidably intimidating acaden1ic credentials, young Ali, after his first degree, naturally settled down to gain the exposure, experience and the needed leadership skills and qualities in the public service.

His first working experience was with Kogi State Local Government Service Commission and he was posted to Olamaboro Local Government as accountant II. Through sheer diligence, dedication and unwavered commitment, he rapidly rose through the ranks to become deputy Treasurer. An activist of great repute, while in the public service he contested for the post of Local Government NULGE Chairman and won overwhelmingly.

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Nigerian Attains American Diplomatic Status In Brazil

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Ambassador Bayo Lawal Appointed American Diplomatic Representative in Brazil Ambassador Bayo Lawal, is truly a chip off the block. Born in Osogbo, Osun State of Nigeria, into the royal house of Olumodi Oyipiloye and Asuni Compound (Maternal) Osogbo. Bayo Lawal has become the first Nigerian to receive an American diplomatic status in Brazil. At a diplomatic ceremony held on the 17th of December, 2021 in the executive auditorium of the State Legislative Council, Saopaulo , Brazil, the American Government, through its Diplomatic Mission of International Relations (ADMIR) sworn In Ambassador Bayo Lukman Lawal as one of its appointed diplomatic representatives of the American diplomatic mission in Brazil. The humanitarian and diplomatic mission , which for the first time, included a Nigerian living in Brazil, inaugurated other important personalties in Brazil as members of its humanitarian project scheduled for Africa and Europe in the year 2022. Bayo Lawal is from a royal and polygamous house where hardwork is the hallmark. Though born by a successful business man popularly known as “Were Nise Oluwa”, Bayo Lawal has been a focused, hard-working and persevering youngman. His stint with the Osun State Board of Internal Revenue after his days at The Federal Polytechnic, Offa, set him in a progress pedestal. At the Board of Internal Revenue, his hardworking nature, made him a darling of all. Ambassador Bayo Lawal, before leaving the shores of Nigeria, originated the idea of honouring women in Nigerian society in 1999, tagged “Women Entrepreneur Merit Award” organised by Spotlight Media Ventures. He was then the PRO and Reporter for the firm. Ambassador Bayo Lawal and other personalities like the notable former Brazilian football captain, Capitão Cafu , the Saopaulo State First Lady, Mrs. Bia Doria, the Director of Federal Police, the Honorable speaker of the House of Assembly in Saopaulo , Representatives from several African and European countries witnessed the event. According to the President of the mission in Brazil, Dr. Fernando Navarro, the principal function of the American diplomatic mission of International relations is simple, it is humanitarian, it is helping to make the world a better place to live, he said the mission is to combat hunger and help the needy. Ambassador Bayo Lawal, who has lived in Brazil for over twenty years has worked in different functions in the international relations, he is an administrator who has led his team of excellent professionals within and outside Brazil. He is the presently the CEO of Mab Consulting Services, an International Trade and Business Development company with spread in the South America, Africa, China, USA, Europe and UAE. Bayo Lawal, who served as a Business Consultant at Grupo Empresarial Costa Negocios, taught courses in several English Schools in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He was Business English Teacher For Executives between 1999 – 2014. He worked at the Costa Negocios Group, FGV Projetos, Bimex Comercial Ltda., and many others. In his interview with Heritage news, Ambassador Lawal said “I am dedicating my achievements in Brazil to the Almighty God and also to my late parents, Prince Yekeen Lawal and Mrs. Bolanle Lawal. I also owe this success to my family in Brazil , my friends and colleagues who are always by me.” Ambassador Bayo Lawal said he is ready to work with all humanitarian organizations in Nigeria and overseas, using his office as an ambassador to help better the standards of every Nigerian, African immigrants in Brazil and around the world. He promised to lead projects of housing estates to Osogbo and other necessary locals in Nigeria.Ambassador Bayo Lawal is married to an Italian descendant Brazilian, Mrs. Sara Guerino Lawal and blessed with three children; Nathalie Mariam Oyenike Lawal, Derick Afeez Oyewale Lawal and Allan Khalil Babatunde Lawal.

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DR TOLULOLA OLAJIBIKE BAYODE OPENS THE BIGGEST HOME FOR THE LESS PRIVILEGED IN AFRICA

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Iyalaje Tolulola Olajibike Bayode was born in Akure and hails from Oba-Ile. She’s the daughter of Chief Joseph Bayode and Pastor Mrs Bayode.

Tolulola Olajibike Bayode, RN, BSN, MD, is a trained medical professional but with an unusual passion for the well-being of the less privileged. Having travelled far and wide,Tolulola share an uncanny obsession of giving abandoned children and widows another shot at life,employing both her professional training and God given resources in assisting the less privileged at will leading her to initiating Dorian Home for Displaced Children & Mothers Initiative.

Vice President of Nigeria and Iyalaje Tolulola Olajibike Bayode

The African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council appointed this Akure born philanthropist Dr. Tolulola Bayode as Head, Social Affairs and Health Cluster Committee. The job description entails implementing the overall goals of the Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development portfolio in line with the AU Agenda 2063, Sets annual performance targets for the Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development portfolio and report on annual progress to Specialized Technical Committees and AU Policy Organs.

In 2009, Dr.Bayode established Dorian Home for Charity and Social Development as a Non-governmental Organization (NGO). She’s the CEO/ President. Her personal encounter and experience in the course of discharging her professional duties, most especially in the Internally Displaced People’s (IDP) Camps, Community/Rural Medical Outreach programs, just to mention a few, afforded her a first-hand and comprehensive understanding of the plethora of unsavoury plights of women and children in our society.

Governor of Ondo state with Iyalaje Tolulola Olajibike Bayode

Dorian Home is the biggest orphanage home in Africa, consisting of 700 homes for children,500-capacity skill acquisition centre for women, large hall for events, modern clinic and a worship centre. Dorian Home for Charity and Social Development is situated at Akure, the Ondo State capital.

Described as the biggest orphanage home in Africa, the ultramodern facility worth $5million and was finally commissioned on the 14th of October 2021.

Dorian Home is not limited to taking care of just abandoned babies and widows but also focused on research, training, empowerment and mobilize women towards self-emancipation. A glamorous persona imbued with the philosophy of giving hope to the hopeless, creating a better living condition for the abandoned, Tolulola is in the forefront of Safe Haven Law in Nigeria – the leaving of unharmed infants with statutorily designated private persons so that the child becomes a ward of the state with proper upbringing.

At the commissioning of the home, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice-President of Nigeria, called for the provision of adequate welfare for vulnerable children and women in the society. The vice president commended Bayode for making provision of the basic needs of homeless children and women her passion. He said that about nine per cent of Nigerian children were homeless; a figure Osinbajo said seems to be growing rapidly. The vice president, however, called on well meaning Nigerians to join hands with the government to provide adequate care for the homeless children, saying that government alone could not do it. Osinbajo described the laudable project as one that would stand the test of time for the less privileged and empowerment for women in society.

During her speech, the Founder and President of Dorian Home, Dr Tolulola Bayode, said that vision of the project was about leaving a legacy of hope for the orphaned children, widows and less privileged women in the society. According to Bayode, reality dawned on her after the shocking demise of her elder brother, the purpose of man on earth is to touch life and uplift humanity. Bayode said the covenant she had with God to have the home was based on her love for humanity, widow, indigent and displaced children to live a better life. She also appealed to the government to provide adequate security checkpoints along Akure/Idanre Road, adding that the future of any child should not be toiled with. She emphasised that not that she has the resources but has a heart of giving.

Represented at the ocassion, was the governor of Ondo State represented by his Deputy, Mr Lucky Ayadatiwa, who said that the project compliment the administration’s REDEEM agenda of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. He commended the Founder of the home for her initiative. Akeredolu described the project as unique because it focus on the neglected section of the society. Akeredolu said the project would receive the support and patronage of the state government. He said the state government would continue to support the social initiative programmes of the Dorian Home.

Also, speaking at the ocassion, Senator Tayo Alasoadura, the Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, urged people to emulate the kind gesture that counts for the good of humanity by trying to make the society a better place for humanity. Alasoadura said that Nigeria would be a better place, if everyone tried to provide a home like heaven on Earth, especially for the displaced and indigent children, just as the orphanage.

Tolulola Olajibike Bayode, as a natural social and talented care giver has continually provided training, education and health consultations in the non-profit entrepreneurial sector to youths in different parts of the world and has successfully maneuvered the delicate balance between dedication to mission in a wide range of settings. Aside her passion for the creating a better living for commoners, she has years of extensive managerial experience in the non-profit sector, with outstanding records in getting initiatives off the ground and flourishing.

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Jilemsam Samaila Profile

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Ishaku Samaila. NCE (Physics/Chemistry, COE Akwanga, 1992); BTech (Industrial Chemistry ATBU Bauchi, 1999); MBA (London Metropolitan University 2004); MSc (Information Systems, University of Aberdeen, Scotland,  2009)  MD of two real estate firms from 2010 – 2017

When he took the position of Head, Project Monitoring, Reporting and Remediation (HPMRO) of NIRSAL as a Consultant for Fingertips Enterprise Development International (FEDPIL).

He now serves as Lead Consultant at Shwartung Integrated Services Ltd, an Advisor for Guidepoint in New York and is currently the Regional Chairman of North Central Commodities Association (NOCCAS), an agribusiness facilitation platform. He is also a Facilitator at the Institute for National Transformation (INT), an NGO with footprints in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Cote D’Voire, South Africa, United Kingdom and the US. He has worked in several other organisations such as Ministry of Defence, McDonald’s, ASDA by Walmart, Schlumberger and Middle East Consultants (MEC International)–

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