In an effort to appreciate his numerous philanthropic gesture, Hon. Igbalaye Wasiu Ayodele has been honoured by the Ogun Youth Advocate for Social Development as the national outstanding leadership award.
IWA as fondly called is known for his philanthropic gesture which has impacted in the lives of many.
Ayodele had given scholarships, loans, empowerments to many residents of the state.
These were the reasons quoted by OGYASD as criterion used before selecting Ayodele for the outstanding leadership award.
The OGYASD president, Oluseyi Alamu while presenting the award to the philanthropist noted that the group had kept tabs of the impact Ayodele has made in the lives of many in the state especially the youths.
Alamu emphasized that the focus of the group was to make opportunities available to the youth.
He however described Ayodele as a vibrant youth who should represent the youth constituency in 2023.
In his acceptance speech, Ayodele maintained that the award is an encouragement to do more.
IWA noted that he loved helping the people because of how he started and where he was coming from.
He however expressed readiness to work with the group in ensuring that many youths are self employed.
Ayodele added, “I am delighted and excited by this honour by this group.
“The news of this award conferment came to me as a surprise and this is an encouragement to do more.
“I want to assure you all, that I will not take this award for granted and I will continue to do more for my people and everybody that need my attention.”