ADDRESS BY THE CHIEF HOST AT THE PUBLIC PRESENTATION OF “HALLMARKS OF LABOUR VOL. 7

Delivered byHER EXCELLENCY --MRS. ADEJOKE ORELOPE-ADEFULIRE, DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE

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It is with a sense of mission and great pleasure that I welcome you,
our distinguished guests to this special event – the formal
presentation of Hallmarks Labour Volume 7.  We particularly welcome
those of you who have come from beyond Lagos State to give honour to
our respected elder statesmen and noble patriots.

The Hallmarks of Labour Foundation has come a long way since its
conception about 17 years ago. We in Lagos State have followed its
growth and progress with keen interest, noting its tremendous
attainments to date. Its role model series – captured on television
and in books — have continued to make waves across the land even as
its philanthropic activities have impacted significantly on the lives
of several persons, families and communities in a number of States,
including Delta, Edo, Enugu, Lagos and Nassarawa.

The Government of Lagos State is indeed fulfilled to be associated
with the Foundation, which it has hosted for close to two decades. We
are also grateful to the Foundation for the Scholarship granted twenty
(20) secondary school students of Lagos State. More grace to your
elbows.

Today, we celebrate another set of three eminent Nigerians – arguably
among the cream of their fields of endeavour. Undoubtedly, Hon.
Justice Obakayode Samuel Eso, Professor Ben. Obi. Nwabueze and
Professor Oladipo Olujimi Akinkugbe need no introductions. But, a
celebration of their lives and times can never be over-stressed. This
is part of the essence of Hallmarks of Labour.

We urge you to support the noble efforts of the Foundation to promote
Nigerian role models and to boost the socio-economic conditions of
talented, indigent youngsters.

I salute and welcome you all once again to this celebration of
excellence and acknowledgement of our contemporary role models.

Thanks and God bless you all.

H.E. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire
Deputy Governor of Lagos State

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