Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko has been awarded the United Nations 2012 Habitat Scroll of Honour in recognition of his contributions to sustainable human settlements’ development in the state.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kayode Akinmade, stated this on Sunday in a statement. The award ceremony is slated to hold on September 16 in Naples, Italy during the 6th edition of the World Urban Forum.
The statement explained that the choice of the governor was the unanimous decision of an international jury. Quoting the agency Akinmade said, “Dr. Mimiko was selected among many nominees for the most coveted award in the human settlement sector.”
The statement read in part, “The UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour is the most prestigious human settlement award in the world which aims to acknowledge initiatives which have made outstanding contributions in various fields such as shelter provision, leadership in developing and improving the human settlements and general enhancement in overall quality of urban life.”