Prince Bolu Akin-olug­bade Hon­oured

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - HIGH SOCIETY -

FOr­some wealthy Nige­ri­ans, the use­ful­ness of their huge wealth lies in keep­ing money in their pock­ets or splash­ing it on the most ex­pen­sive things money can buy. Not so for Prince Bolu Akin-olug­bade. For the Aare Ona Kankanfo of Owu King­dom, money is not just a ticket to a life of op­u­lence and com­fort, it is also the key to un­lock­ing the gates of hope for the poor and down­trod­den. In the South West re­gion in par­tic­u­lar, Akin-olug­bade is highly revered be­cause of his kind and gen­er­ous na­ture, which has left an in­deli­ble mark in the minds of many in­di­gent peo­ple of the re­gion who have at one time or the other ben­e­fited from his hu­man­i­tar­ian ges­tures. On ac­count of his gen­eros­ity to­wards needy peo­ple, he was last week hon­oured with the Phi­lan­thropist Per­son­al­ity of The Year Award by Lead­er­ship Ex­cel­lence Awards (LEA) 2017, an ini­tia­tive of the As­so­ci­a­tion of On­line Pub­lish­ers, recog­nis­ing out­stand­ing Nige­ri­ans in their re­spec­tive cho­sen ca­reers and their hu­man kind­ness to the so­ci­ety. Akin-olug­bade was ad­judged as de­serv­ing the award, set­ting the stage for his emer­gence as the Lead­er­ship Ex­cel­lence’s Phi­lan­thropist of the Year. Re­ceiv­ing the award, the cel­e­brated bil­lion­aire thanked the or­gan­is­ers for the hon­our done to him by be­stow­ing him such a pres­ti­gious award.

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