The Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has felicitated with former Lagos Govenor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who turns 65 today.
A statement by Comrade Moses Olafare, Director, Media & Public Affairs, Ooni’s Palace, “Kabiyesi Ooni sees Asiwaju Tinubu as an eminent descendant of Oduduwa, patriotic Nigerian Elder Statesman and Pan-Africanist to the core who remains a great inspiration to the African youths for he has in no doubt spent the larger part of his life worthy of emulations”
The statement continues: “As a school student, he designed his focus very carefully and realisably.
“As a professional in the private financial sector, he remained focused and discharged his duties creditably well.
“As a politician, he has been an outstanding leader and quintessential bridge builder.
“As a Senator of the the Federal Republic of Nigeria, he stood firmly with the masses till he went into exile where he continued alongside other patriots in the struggle for democracy which was won on the 29th May 1999.
“As a governor, he left a legacy of excellence that continues to to make Lagos a socio-economically enviable society within the committee of the globallyrecognized cities in the world.
“Celebrating this icon whose philanthropic generosity has impacted meaningfully on the masses and whose exemplary political sagacity has been of immense benefit to several public office holders across especially in Nigeria on his birthday can never too much a reward.
“May the Almighty Olodumare bless the rest of his journey of life with good health, long life and plethora of fulfilments”.