Gani's Wife Dedicates Award To Masses


The wife of the late human rights activist, Gani Fawehinmi, has dedicated the 2010  KARIS award given to her husband last weekend by the Pastor of the Household of God,  Rev. Chris Okotie, to God and the masses.

The posthumous award, which was received by his widow, Ganiyat, at the church’s  auditorium carried a N1 million cash prize. The award also had a plaque which was  also received with joy by the widow.

In her remarks, the late lawyer’s wife dedicated the award to God and the masses.

“I dedicate this award to God Almighty and to the masses,” she said.

The Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, was represented by the commissioner  of Special Duties, Mr. Niran Akinsuyi, who showered encomium on Okotie for impacting  on the society.

The chairman of the event, Wole Olanipekun (SAN), the former President of the  Nigerian Bar Association, praised Okoite for honouring worthy personalities who have  one way or the other impacted on the society. He urged other religious institutions  to emulate the pastor.

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The highpoint of the award was the Queen Esther Beauty Pageant, which was won by Ms.  Yusuf Oluwadamola, a Biochemistry student of the Lagos State University.

Yususf, who beat 33 contestants to clinch the crown, was elated and expressed  surprise that she won.

The new queen, who carted home N1 million cash prize and a car, dedicated the award  to her family.

The event recorded a huge turn out, as thousands of guests came to witness another  year of the annual programme, which started over a decade ago.

—Kasali Akinwale

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