Chief Executive Officer of Labo group, Olabisi Akanbi wins the City Pride Achievers Award for his business acumen and various support initiatives for youth empowerment.
The real estate management expert has won the best Estate Management Company of the year 2020 at the just concluded City Pride Achievers Awards held this October at LCCI, Alausa.
The award is usually given to appreciate individuals whose business and social activities are directly having a major impact in the society. The award ceremony held despite the #endSARS protest going on in the country, several high profile celebrities graced the occasion to receive their awards in business, politics, media, maritime, automobile and other categories whose contributions especially during the COVID-19 lockdown and post lockdown was a great help in supporting families and businesses in cushioning the effects of the lockdown.
According to Joshua Uloko, Publisher City Pride Magazine who paid a courtesy visit to Labo CEO at his Lekki office, Lagos, the award for Mr. Olabisi Akande popularly known as Labo comes as a reward considering the several assistance and community service his organization carried out during the COVID-19 lockdown, also considering his business achievements within its playing sectors which are real estate management, automobile and entertainment respectively,
“We have heard lots of good things this man has done during COVID-19 that he aided lots of people. Despite business challenges in Nigeria this year, he assisted youths. He has also employed almost fifty young graduates and fifty labours to alleviate poverty in Lagos and Nigeria at large at a time many businesses were laying off some of their workforce.
“Without being immodest, he merited our award. He has proven to be a good role model to many young achievers out there. Young people are celebrating him. That is the reason we are also celebrating him” Joshua said this while presenting the award to Akanbi.
When receiving the award, Akanbi expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the City Pride publisher for the recognition. “We appreciate every positive comments being said about Labo business group. It has been our business philosophy that only government cannot do everything alone. We have to help people also. That is how Nigeria can move forward. We will continue to do our best. I dedicate this award to our staffs who have been working hard to make sure we are recognized”, Labo boss said.
The real estate expert who was also recently honoured by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Congress of Nigerian Youth (CONYO), and the National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) through his NGO Labo Foundation, raised awareness to the plight of slum dwellers in Agberin community along the Oworonshoki corridor of the expansive Lagos lagoon. The organization also carried out the disbursement of food stuff to dwellers of the riverine community through an initiative tagged Meals4All. Also in celebrating Nigeria as it clocked 60 years, Labo Foundation was out celebrating with the future of the Nation, Labo Foundation Hosted 1,000 Children In Ibeju Lekki Area and donated food and take home packs to them.