Kwara State Government recently celebrated the states golden jubilee with a gala night and award ceremony.
The award celebration which was the high point of the one-week event had great and illustrious sons and daughters of Kwara State been celebrated with a special award of recognition.
Below is the full list of Awards categories and the awardees :
Category One: Special Recognition For Contribution to the Development of Kwara State
1. Late Chief J.S. Olawoyin
2. Late Alh. Haman Galadima Patigi
3. Late Prof. Shehu Jimoh
4. Late Prof. Albert Ogunshola
Category Two: Outstanding Contribution to Entertainment and Sports Development
1. Alh. Jaigbade Aminu Alao
2. Late Adeyemi Afolayan (Ade Love)
3. Mohammed Baku (Taku Polisi of Takai Dancers, Okuta)
4. Late Rashidi Yekini
5. Joe Lasisi
6. Late Alh. Yusuf Adebayo Salami (AbdulSalam Rocks)
7. Atanda Musa Abdul-Ganeey
8. Hameed Adisa Adio
9. Late Alh. Abubakar Sadaoki (Mark One One)
10. Coach Kasali Lasisi
Category Three: Accomplished Professional/Public Servant
1. Alh. Yusuf Amuda Gobir.
2. Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.
3. Amb. Tunji Olagunju.
4. Late Justice Saidu Kawu (Rtd)
5. Justice Abdulkadir Orire (Rtd)
6. Justice T.A. Oyeyipo, OFR (Rtd)
7. Chief J.A. Aderibigbe
8. Elder Joshua Ogunlowo, OON
9. Late Alh. Yahaya Madawaki (MFR)
10. Barr. Abdulateef Fagbemi (SAN)
11. MallamYusuf Olaolu Ali (SAN)
12. Yusuf Oladimeji AbdulRahman
Category Four: Outstanding Contribution to the Educational Development of Kwara State
1. Late Sheik Muhammad Kamaldeen (M.F.C., O.F.R)
2. Late Sheik Adam Abdullahi Al-Ilory
3. Bishop (Dr) David Oyedepo
4. Alh. (Dr.) AbdulRaheem Oladimeji, OFR
5. Late Rev. Dr. Chief David Olatayo
6. Late Chief Mrs. Felicia Adeola Adesiyun
7. Hajia Alimot Yusuf (OON)
Category Five: Outstanding Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
1. Alhaji (Dr) Kamarudeen Yusuf (Kam-wire)
2. Alhaji Jani Ibrahim, MNI (Lubcon Oil)
3. Prince (Dr.) Samuel Adedoyin (OFR)
4. Mr. Oluwole Awotuyi (Tuyil).
5. Alhaji Aliko Dangote (GCON)
6. Chief Emmanuel Olatunji Adesoye (OON)
7. His Royal Highness, Alh. Muftau Gbadamosi Esuwoye II Oloffa of Offa.
Category Six: Significant Contribution to the Peace and Stability of Kwara State
1. HRH Alh. (Dr) Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, CFR
Category Seven: Outstanding Contribution to National Development
1. Late Gen. Babatunde Idiagbon.
2. Justice Salihu Modibo Alfa Belgore. (Rtd)
3. Justice Muhammad Mustapha Akanbi, CFR (Rtd)
4. Late Dr. Abubakar Olushola Saraki
5. Justice Issa Ayo Salami, CFR (Rtd)
6. Justice Mahmud Babatunde Belgore (Rtd)
7. Admiral Ibrahim Ola Sa’ad (Rtd)
8. Vice Admiral Samuel Afolayan (Rtd)
9. Vice Admiral Ganiyu Adekeye (Rtd)
Category Eight: Outstanding Leadership Award
1. Col. David Lasisi Bamigboye.
2. Colonel Ibrahim Taiwo.
3. George Agbazika Innih
4. Colonel Sunday Ifere
5. Late Alhaji Adamu Attah.
6. Chief Cornelius Olatunji Adebayo.
7. Group Capt. Salaudeen Latinwo (rtd.)
8. Wing Commander Muhammed Ndatsu Umar.
9. Lt. Col. Ahmed Abdullahi
10. Air Commodore Ibrahim Alkali.
11. Col. Alwali Kazir.
12. Senator Alhaji Sha’aba Lafiagi.
13. Police Commissioner Mustapha Ismail (rtd.)
14. Group Capt. Baba Adamu Iyam
15. Rtd. Colonel Peter A.M Ogar.
16. Rtd. Lt. Colonel Rasheed Alade Shekoni.
17. Late. Rear Admiral Mohammed Lawal.
18. Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki.