It was yet another day of glory for Edo born Billionaire Business mogul, and Chief Executive Officer of Lee Engineering & Construction Company Limited, Dr Leemon Ikpea, who was invested into the prestigious Benin Club as Patron.
His investiture is coming barely two weeks after the 30th year anniversary of Lee Engineering and Construction Company Limited.
Others invested are Engr. Gregory Ero and Pa Jaiye Ojeikere as trustees of Benin Club, respectively, at the 90th anniversary of the club.
Elated Ikpea, in a brief remarks thanked the Benin Club and organizers for finding him worthy for the honour. He said “I never lobbied for it, the honor is a call to duty and to show that people see and appreciate what we are doing”
Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki praised oil and gas mogul, Dr Leemon Ikpea for his Philantropist gesture in deploying his resources in alleviating the plights of the down trodden over the years and charged him and other well meaning Nigerians that to whom much is given, much is expected.
Earlier, the Chairman of the occasion and former Governor of Edo State, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun said since the establishment of the Club in 1931, it has continue to grow in strength, uniting members and ensuring a progressive State.
Also in his welcome address, President of Benin Club 1931, Pharm. Fred Iboi noted ” We have achieved tremendous progress in the area of infrastructural development of the Benin Club and have installed facial recognition gadget at the access gate which was commissioned by Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Iboi, while enlisting his achievements as the president of the club, said his administration has brought in a lot of innovations which has given it a facelift from the way it used to be.
“As you can see, we have left no stone unturned to deliver on our campaign promises in taking this club to the next level.
“What you can see in the on-going transformation of the club, leaves no one in doubt of this management commitment to the well-being of our noble club.
SANWO-OLU CONGRATULATES HIS DEPUTY, OBAFEMI HAMZAT AT 59
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has congratulated his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, who clocked the age of 59 years today.
Governor Sanwo-Olu in a congratulatory message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, on Tuesday, praised Dr. Hamzat for being a trustworthy partner in the Greater Lagos agenda of the incumbent administration.
The Governor said his deputy has been very supportive of the administration’s delivery of good governance and dividends of democracy to Lagos residents.
He also commended Dr. Hamzat’s contribution to the growth and development of Lagos State in the last 18 years in different capacities before being sworn in as deputy governor on May 29, 2019.
Sanwo-Olu said Dr. Hamzat has used his position as commissioner in different ministries and now the number two citizen of the Centre of Excellence, to bring about positive change to Lagos State and Nigeria at large.
The Governor said the emergence of Dr. Hamzat as a two-term elected deputy governor and the longest-serving deputy governor in the political history of Lagos State, is a testament that he is a seasoned technocrat, administrator, politician and committed democrat.
He said: “Happy 59tth birthday to my reliable, hardworking, dependable, supportive, trustworthy and committed brother, friend and partner in the Greater Lagos agenda of our administration.
“On behalf of my wife, Ibijoke, the people and government of Lagos State, leaders and members of our party, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), I wish Dr. Obafemi Hamzat many happy returns of today.
“As you celebrate your 59th birthday today, I pray that God will increase you in good health to enable you to render more service to humanity, Lagos State and Nigeria.”
Senate President hails President Buhari @80
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has sent his felicitations to President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
Lawan joined the generality of Nigerians and Buhari’s admirers across the world in rejoicing with his family over his reaching this milestone in good health.
The Senate President, in a statement which he personally signed, extolled the leadership virtues of President Buhari.
“Your Excellency, millions of Nigerians are inspired by your life story and legacy of service to our dear and great country.
“As a soldier, military Head of State and democratically elected President, you consistently fought for the unity, development and progress of Nigeria.
“As we approach the end of your tenure on 29th May, 2023, you can rest assured that millions of Nigerians across our vast country genuinely appreciate your achievements in nation-building and in strengthening the guardrails of democracy in Nigeria.
“The record of your administration in infrastructural development across the nation is unrivaled and will continue to speak for your stewardship long after your retirement.
“Your Excellency, once again, I wish you happy birthday celebration and many more years in good health and happiness,” Lawan said.
Tinubu hails Buhari at 80
The All-Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, on Friday, sent a congratulatory message to President, Muhammadu Buhari to celebrate his 80th birthday.
Tinubu, in a statement issued by his Media Officer, Tunde Rahman, hailed the president for his commitment to nation-building and long years of patriotic service to the country.
The APC candidate, who described the president as ‘a patriot, selfless and steadfast leader of uncommon zeal,’ recalled that Buhari enlisted himself into the service of the country as a teenager who joined the military immediately after secondary school.
He said at 80, the president can look back and be proud of his unblemished record of service to the nation throughout his military career as a soldier, platoon commander, General Commanding Officer, military governor, Minister of Petroleum, Head of State, Chairman of Petroleum Trust Fund and as the current leader of the country.
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