Mrs. Olufunke Agunbiade receives US Congressional Recognition

Photography by Gerrale Henry

The United States Congress established an award known as “The Congressional Award” in 1979 with the intention of recognizing and rewarding people who have shown innovation, devotion, and achievement. Public Law 96-114 was the piece of enabling legislation that ultimately led to the establishment of the private-public collaboration that is now known as the Congressional Award. The private sector is responsible for providing this collaboration with its whole funding. Participants get medals and certificates with the same levels of achievement as they achieved in the competition (bronze, silver, and gold, respectively).

The Congressional Award is a kind of recognition that is given to citizens of the United States in recognition of their innovation, service, and accomplishments. The United States Congress recognizes the achievements of citizens of the United States with the Congressional Award, a prestigious distinction. It is not a competitive endeavor, participation is optional, and it is non-partisan in nature. It is not simple to get this distinction since it calls for a significant amount of devotion in the fields of charity and volunteer. Mrs. Olufunke Agunbiade is a member of a group of people who are committed to charity and volunteer work. Let’s investigate how she got recognition from the Congressional Committee in the United States.


The Ceremony

In November of 2021, the United States Congress, via Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, honored Yeye Atobaase Mrs. Olufunke Agunbiade and Atobasse Dr. BbabjideAguinbiade by proclaiming November 12 to be “Atobasse Dr. BbabjideAguinbiade day.” This Congressional proclamation was made by the United States Congress. According to the proclamation, Mrs. Olufunke Agunbiade and her husband,Dr. Agunbiade,arethe “strong pillars in Houston and among Nigerians who have committed their energies to give back to neglected areas and have played essential roles in numerous social movements abroad.” This description of Mrs. OlufunkeAgunbiade’s accomplishments is taken from the Nigerian community in Houston. Mrs. Olufunke Agunbiade is an American-Nigerian businesswoman who was born on March 23, 1987. Her pragmatic perspective on business inspired her from the beginning to develop her own unique contribution, which she could use to make the world a better place and bring attention to her achievements.


She deserved it

She is a real entrepreneur who is known for her work in a variety of enterprises all at once. She serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Midas Luxury Concepts as well as Midas Global Services, which is a worldwide conglomerate with primary assets in the hotel, automobile, medical, and real estate industries. Mrs. Olufunke Agunbiade formerly held the position of chief executive officer of the Sifax Group subsidiary known as Sifax Shipping and Logistics.

In addition to this, she and her husband, Dr. Babjide Agunbiade, established The Agunbiade Foundation with the intention of supporting a large number of persons who are economically disadvantaged and supplying them with the essentials of life.


It is amazing that such tremendous efforts are being made in order to serve the cities of Houston and Nigeria by providing mentorship, the development of communities, educational scholarships, and international exposure. This is a win-win situation for everyone involved.

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