By Taofeek Lawal
In recognition of her sincere effort to woman football development and concern for community healthcare in the state, wife of the executive Governor of Oyo State Chief Mrs. Florence Ajimobi has bagged the 2014 of ‘Distinguished Humanitarian Award’ of Ibadan Football Association
The Oyo first lady according to statement issued by IFA and signed by its Director of Communication and Strategy, Mr. Folorunsho Oyelakin singled out the efforts of the Mrs. Ajimobi, whose team (Florence Ajimobi Queens) won the 2013 edition of the age long female category of Oba Olubadan Cup in sustaining female football in the state.
“IFA award was introduced to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in outstanding individuals who have imparted positively on lives of people. The first recipient of the IFA’s Pillar of Sports Award was Chief Afe Babalola, who has greatly touched the lives people through his huge supports for sports promotions and education development,” the statement said.
“Senator Ayo Adeseun has also received IFA’s Grassroots Man of the Year honour in 2011 owing to his noticeable poverty alleviation programmes which had positively affected the lives of the commoners in area of Education and Health. Mrs. Ajimobi who we are going to decorate this year has contributed immensely to the development of women football in Oyo State and has
greatly helped the community healthcare through her ‘Access to Basic Care’ (ABC) pet project,” it added.