A member of the State of Osun House of Assembly representing Obokun State constituency, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye was on Wednesday honoured by the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) as the best lawmaker in the South-West for the year 2016.
Oyintiloye, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy was honoured alongside the Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun among others.
The award which was presented to him by the Secretary to the Osun State Government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti on behalf of the corporation was in recognition of his best active roles in community development and media friendliness.
Receiving the honour, Oyintiloye challenged governments at all levels and citizens to pay more attention to the development of rural communities for which he was being honoured.
Identifying the gaps in the area of mentoring, capacity building, provision of support services to the vulnerable and marginalized groups, youth development and infrastructure development, he said to tackle those challenges, community service must be embraced.
“I advocate bottom-up approach to development, which is community-driven. We must revert to the old-African cultural mode of developing our community to achieve more result. We must imbibe the culture of community spirit, community service and community development.
“As for me who represent an agrarian constituency, that is what I have been doing, as I have sponsored five bills that are all in relation to community development less than two years in the parliament, and I have used my earnings to development my communities.
“I call on governments at all level and citizens to pay more attention to the development of rural communities so that the people there can also have senses of belonging and play their roles effectively.
“Nigeria will outlive recession, no doubt, but we must work very hard, sacrifice, be opened and be patriotic to the country, for us to get out of recession. All Nigerians regardless of social strata can add value and must add value towards the development of their communities, state and the country”, he said.
Describing the award as inspiring, the lawmaker said, it has re-energized him to continue in the community service of his people, Obokun state Constituency, Osun State and Nigeria.
He commended the FRCN for acknowledging good works, promoting diligence, merits, and reward it accordingly, he said, Nigerians should be bold to celebrate her own, as this is one of the tools to reset value and fight corruption.
The Zonal Director of the corporation, Alhaji Mohammed Bello said, the awardees were selected based on merit, saying believed in rewarding merit.
He said, the awardees have made impacts in the various callings and deserved to be honoured.