For Alhaja Zainab Olukoya, a security consultant based in the United Kingdom, Sunday November 27, was a great day of joy and praises to the Almighty Allah as she was made Balogun Adeen by the Aenul Hujud Islamic Global Family (ALIGF) Ikorodu. She was also presented with the Award of Excellence by the Islamic society for her continuing humanitarian support to the Islamic group.
The title and award “means a lot to me”, she said. “It means a lot to my family. It means a lot to my background. I’m from a family that is very religious and we really honour God a lot that we don’t take the work of God for granted.”
The conferment was in appreciation of the good works of her late father Chief Al-Mukadam Oloruntele Olukoya, a philanthropist and humanitarian who served his community and society at large. “It is a legacy I’m actually working on”, she explained. “It is a generational legacy I would love to see my children continue.
My father impacted a lot on the community in all areas, be it economy, political, and social life.” The elated Alhaja Olukoya was all praise as she recounts the contributions of her late father who passed on at the age of 61. The ceremony was immediately followed by a reception party were guests, family members and friends from home and abroad were treated to fine dining and wine, with her mother as the chief host of the occasion.