From Obscurity To Popularity: The Recognition of A Good Man
Anthony “Olawale” Abakporo, one of the 50 most influential youths in Amuwo Odofin LGA receives another awards.
On the 12th of February, 2022 at the Perfecto La Villa Hotel, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos. Anthony Abakporo was awarded two prestigious awards: MAJOR SUPPORTER FOR YOUTHS DEVELOPMENT and ADVOCATE FOR PEACE. An Award event put together by CELCE AFRICA, organizers of the Amuwo Odofin Merit Awards which was done through voting process.
He was presented the awards by Dr. Benjamin Oluwatosin Olowojebutu chairman UNILAG alumni association Lagos branch, who incidentally was fellow recipient of the TIMES WATCH awards with Anthony Abakporo.
Abakporo speaking at the Amuwo Odofin Merit Awards encouraged other awardees to endeavour to come together and enable faster support for humanity in the local government.
Incredibly, this man of God has gathered more than seven awards within the last one year in recognition of his selfless service to humanity,
Before the registration of his NGO, Abakporo has been on the streets of Festac Town and the environs of Amuwo Odofin reaching out to youths preaching the message of love and salvation.
He later went full throttle as the founder and the then convener of United Breeds Foundation, a harm reduction organization whose main purpose is to identify and rehabilitate youths who are into drug addiction and other dangerous vices.
Through the UBF, lives of several youths have turned around for good, also providing job opportunities… As Abakporo would always say.. “You cannot take the drug from the man on the street without providing him a means of livelihood”.
Today, the foundation which was originally meant to help rehabilitate drug addicts is now beseeched by several people, men and women, old and young seeking various available opportunities.
Recently, Anthony Abakporo was picked in obscurity by Pastor Tony Rapu to become the resident Pastor of GOD BLESS NIGERIA ??! One of the biggest Humanitarian assembly in Africa in the area of picking the dejected and transforming them into responsible Nigerians. Rehabilitating drug addicts and many more. This appointment for him is a clear case of David in obscurity, enthroned for greatness.
Pastor “Oladele” as he is called at House of Freedom (Pastor Tony Rapu’s head of administration housing the churches), said in one of the interviews: “I accept that name 100% and add it to my names”.