Senator Tolu Odebiyi, representing Ogun West senatorial district has won the Triangle International Magazine leadership award.
The Triangle International News Media Award is based is propelled to recognize and celebrate important Personalities who have used both their lives and offices to push for the greater good of all in Nigeria.
No doubt the outgoing members of the National House of Assembly have recorded some significant contributions which has added to the beauty of our legislative institution, these achievements were made possible through the contributions of people like Sen. Tolu Odebiyi.
Recall that he was among the shortlisted Nigerians who were honored with the National awards by President Muhammadu Buhari as he was conferred the award of Commander of the Order of the Niger CON, among several others.
The Senator has etched his name as a man of many novelties with an unforgettable legacies.
It is on record that this great man crafted and sponsored several national Bills with high impact, one of them is a Bill for an act to establish the National Institute for Border Studies that will cater for all the border challenges Nigerians are facing, as well as constructed water projects in Moro, Yewa North Local Government Area. A community that was without potable water for 150 years. All these swift interventions won him widespread praise and national acclaim.
To ensure that indigenous Ogun West students excel in public tertiary institutions in Nigeria, he launched the Tolu Odebiyi Scholarship Foundation in 2019.
Furthermore, over 200 students of the Foundation have benefited from the scholarship program with most getting employment in major multinational firms upon graduation.
The Bill to establish the National Institute for Border Studies in Imeko, Ogun State to provide for teaching, research, instruction and training of students in border management and control will strengthen the capacity, unlock the skills and potentials of the Nigerians who will like to study and work in the institute. The Institute, once established will be the first of its kind in Africa
Bill for an Act to establish the National Institute of food technology entrepreneurial and management, Ayetoro, Ogun State; A Bill for an Act to establish the federal vocational and skills acquisition college, Iboro;
A Bill for an Act to establish the federal college of education (technical), Ipokia, Ogun State.
A Bill for the establishment of the National centre for the rehabilitation and treatment of burns victims, Ilaro, Ogun State;
A Bill to alter the Constitution to make provisions for the change of name of the area referred to as “Egbado” in Ogun State to “Yewa” and several other Bills, signed into law by President recently.
Sen. Tolu Odebiyi has created an empowerment structure that is replicated in all the five Local Government Areas that make up Ogun West Senatorial District. Nigeria needs great minds who are futuristic and working for the common good of their people in the mode of Senator Tolu Odebiyi and others in the Red Chamber.