Crescent University, Abeokuta has awarded five personalities at the 2022 Bola Ajibola Community Service Awards for their various contributions to community service and the society at large.
The awards were presented to celebrate the 16th Founder’s Day which coincided with 88th birthday of the Founder/Proprietor of the academic institution.
The awardees are Mr Tunde Kelani, popularly known as TK, for the promotion of cinematography and cultural heritage, Mr Bolaji Amusan a.k.a Mr Latin for his contributions to theatre, film and culture, and Mr Desmond Nwachukwu for professional broadcasting and community development.
Other awardees are Dr Ishaq Adebayo Yusuf, an international Islamic scholar, for his contributions to general education with Islamic contents and Mr Jide Taiwo for his humanitarian services to charity and care for the elderly.
According to the vice chancellor, Prof. Ibraheem Gbajabiamila, the Bola Ajibola Community Service Award was instituted few years ago to immortalise the numerous contributions of the former judge of the International Court of Justice(ICJ) and founder of Crescent University, Prince Bola Ajibola in Law, Arbitration, Philanthropy and Education.
Gbajabiamila explained that the 2022 edition of the award has recognised the best personalities in various endeavours.
Earlier, the Founder’s Day Lecturer, Prof. Tajudeen Yusuf, an expert in Insurance and Risk Management, spoke on the topic “Islam and the Promotion of Peace, Unity and Security in Nigeria”.
He said many security challenges in Nigeria were symptomatic of the unresolved national questions such as restructuring, resource control and separatist agitations.
Yusuf recommended that Muslims should wear the garb of ambassadorship of Islam and be the harbinger of hope to a beleaguered nation “where impunity seems to be the other of the day”.
Presenting the awards, a member of the Board of Trustees of Crescent University, Barr. Adesegun Ajibola (SAN), lauded the contributions of awardees in their various endeavours.