His Imperial Majesty, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, and the Nigerian Football Legend, Segun Odegbami, have recommended the Managing Director of Lanre Adeleke Sports Academy, Engr. Abel Lanre Adeleke for National Award.
Oluwo made the appeal today in Iwo while receiving the Nigerian Football Legends, Patrick Segun Odegbami and Mutiu Adepoju in his palace.
The Royal visit was part of the activities marked for the recruitment of new students into Lanre Adeleke Sports Academy, Ileogbo, Iwoland, Osun State.
Oba Adewale Akanbi described the academy as an ivy league, saying the founder, Engr. Adeleke should be honoured by the federal government with a national award.
Oluwo said: “On merit, Engr. Abel Lanre Adeleke deserves a national award. He is a patriotic Nigerian building both the mental and physical assets of the nation. He established an international Sports Academy here in Iwoland, therein, discovering and promoting the talents of the less privileged.”
“Those children, with special sporting talents, many of whose parents cannot afford education were discovered to benefit from scholarships with free boarding and feeding”
“As a contractor sweating before making his money, and committing his hard-earned resources to lift vulnerable Nigerians to international status, he should be encouraged by the federal government by a national honour” Oba Akanbi concluded.
The football legend, Segun Odegbami also lend a voice, saying he will equally use his good office to recommend Engr. Lanre Adeleke for a National Honour.
A surprise birthday party was held for the football legend at Lanre Adeleke Sports Academy, Ileogbo, Iwoland.