The Chairman, House Committee on Youth, Sports and Social Development, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu was today honoured with the Excellent Leaders Award by the Christian Coalition Against Corruption (CCAC) in Lagos.
Presenting the award in the lawmaker’s office today, the President of the coalition, Dr. Francis Shopekan stated that the youthful lawmaker earned the award as a result of his “undeniable impact as the honourable member representing Ikeja Constituency 2; his sterling performance as the Chairman and member of various committees in the House; his commitment to good governance as well as his integrity, credibility, efficiency on the floor of the house and his uncommon leadership ability”.
Speaking further at the presentation ceremony, Dr Shopekan who led a five-member delegation to the event said that the Christian Coalition Against Corruption had been in forefront of the campaign against corruption in Nigeria long before the current effort by President Buhari’s administration. He therefore commended the President on the current battle against corruption and enjoined all well-meaning stakeholders to join hands with government and credible organisations like the CCAC to root out corruption in Nigeria.
In his acceptance speech, Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu thanked the organisers not just for the award but also for their unrelenting commitment to the fight against corruption in Nigeria. He said the economic challenges our country is current facing, is as a result of the reckless looting of our commonwealth which took place under the immediate past administration.
According to the lawmaker, “the fight against corruption is a fight for our collective destinies. It is a fight for the future of our coming generations and the future of our nation. And this is why we must not fail!”
Hon. Kasunmu also noted that, “so far so good, President Buhari’s war against corruption has been total, purposeful and fierce, yet we need to double our efforts and sustain the tempo, if we are to make any meaningful impact.”
He pledged that Lagos State House of Assembly under the able leadership of Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa will continue to do its best in giving the necessary legal backing to the state government to prevent corruption in Lagos state and for sustainable development.
Speaker on the award, the cerebral lawmaker said, “my ultimate trophy is to serve my people diligently, bringing dividends of democracy to them and putting smiles on their faces.
I am however receiving this award to encourage your work as an anti-corruption organisation and I am sure that this gesture will also inspire you and I to do more”.
Hon. Kasunmu dedicated the award to the people of Ikeja Constituency 2 and the National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, whom he described as his father, mentor and role model.