Ahead of the Tuesday investiture of His Royal Majesty, Oba Dr. Francis Adefarakanmi Agbede, Ogidi III, as the Royal Patron of Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ) in Ondo State, a Gospel Music organisation, De Emeralds Perfect Expressions on Sunday bestowed on him an Award of Excellence on Humanitarian Services.
Other guests that were honoured with award of Excellence include, Chief (Dr.) Alex Oluremi Ajipe, a business Consultant, Mr. Muyiwa Esho and Mrs Olubunmi Ademosu, a member of many professional bodies in Nigeria.
The event which took place at the Ruby’s Court, Akure also featured Emeralds Profile, the unveiling of VCD, launching of Music video and presentation of gospel songs by the Emeralds Choir to the admiration of guests.
The Olowa of Igbara-Oke, Oba Dr. Francis Agbede, who was the Royal Father of the day performed the unveiling of the VCD while other award recipients joined him to make generous donations for the promotion of Emeralds’ gospel work.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Emeralds, Mr. Gbenga Obagbemi discloed that the organisation honoured the Kabiyesi with the award in appreciation of his Humanitarian services, saying His Royal Majesty has touched the lives of so many people, morally and financially due to his humanity and gesture as his focus.
Also, his Entrepreneural dynamism, he said, has made him President of many business and Social organisations which includes Northern zones of the Private Security Companies and his Alma mater, Anglican Grammar school, Igbara-Oke.
Dignitaries present at the occasion were, the wife of Ondo state Governor, Arabinrin Betty-Anyawu Akeredolu, Commissioner for Women Affairs in the state and many Music lovers across the state.