The City of Toronto has honoured a Nigerian man in Canada, identified as Prince Segun Akanni. Prince Akanni, The Publisher of The Drum Online Media, was honoured in the North American country for his excellence, leadership and devotion to others.
The chairman of Scarborough Community Council, Honourable Jim Karygiannis, says Akanni’s contribution serves to strengthen the community Nigerians in the diaspora are making Nigeria proud and changing the narrative positively as they go about their daily activities wherever they find themselves.
This was the case of a Nigerian man in Toronto, Canada, Prince Segun Akanni, who was honoured in the North American country. Akanni was honoured by the City of Toronto in September 1, 2019, for excelling in his field and for his leadership and devotion to others.
The chairman of Scarborough Community Council, Honourable Jim Karygiannis, said: “Today, you are being commended for the excellence you have achieved in your field of endeavour; leadership; and, devotion to others – contribution which serve to strengthen the community.
“As the city councillor for Scarborough-Agincourt, I’m pleased to recognise individuals who have made contributions towards building a strong and dynamic city.”
On his Facebook page, Akanni wrote:
2019 In Retrospect:
#The_City_of_Toronto, thank you for the commendation!!!
Honourable Jim Karygiannis, Chairman, Scarborough Community Council.
Looking forward to build more robust relationship in 2020.
Prince Segun Akanni, the Former Chief of Staff to Aare Gani Adams, The Onakakanfo of Yoruba, who was attacked last year June 5th, 2019 by the members of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) on the allegation that he got the sum of two hundred million naira (200m) from Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the former Governor of Lagos State
to get rid of Aare Gani Adams. The allegation Segun Akanni referred to as baseless, false, empty and frivolous, then challenged his former Boss to come forward with facts and proof.
Segun Akanni who is also the Executive Director of The Global Forum for Human Rights and Sustainable Development(GFHRSD), a nonprofit and non governmental organization has r attended many conferences, seminars and workshops, such as United Nations CSW63 (2019) The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women which took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in 2019, New York Build Conference in The USA 2019, Canada, India, USA Trilateral conference among others through The Global Forum for Human Rights and Sustainable Development.
A lots of traditional rulers like His Royal Majesty Oba Adebayo Adewole Joseph, The Owa Ajero of Ijero-Ekiti, HRM Oba Oyelude Hameed Makama, Olowu of Kuta and many well meaningful Nigerians have been congratulating him on his Facebook page.