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.
Abuja Stands Still as Lawan Leads Senators, Others to Celebrate Bamidele @ 59
The President of Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Friday evening led some of his colleagues and other eminent personalities to celebrate 59 years birthday celebration of Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele in Abuja , the Federal CapitalTerritory.
Senator Lawan arrival with other dignitaries at the venue of the event kicked off the colourful birthday dinner despite the evening showers.
Among the Senators who attended the celebration party were Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Philip Adudua, Jubril Barau,( Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations) Tolu Odebiyi, Kola Balogun,
Michael Ama Nnachi and Senior Special Assistant to President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworare.
Also, A member representing Ado Ifelodun/Irepodum Federal Constituency, Hon. Steve Fatoba was also in attendance to celebrate with Senator Bamidele.
The Clerk of Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Hajia Fatimo Abba Jiddum led staff of the committee to the dinner marking 59th birthday celebration of Senator Bamidele.
Senior National Assembly Staff, Captains of Industry, members legal luminaries, friends and family were on ground to add colour to the celebration in Abuja.
Similarly on same day some supporters of Senator Opeyemi Bamidele in Ekiti Central Senatorial district held series of programmes for the Ekiti born politician with Reception in his country home , Iyin-Ekiti , visit Erelu Adebayo motherless Children home and held Jumat Service in honor of the celebrant at Iyin-Ekiti.
Speaking with Journalists, Senior Legislative Aide to the Senator, Hon Bunmi Oguntuase described Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele at 59 as leader who had impacted lives of people of Ekiti and beyond.
” My experience with him in the past three years has shown that Senator Bamidele is a leader that listen, always ready to help and we calls him promise keeper because is a man of his word”.
Excited Senator Bamidele thanked the well wishers both in Abuja and Iyin-Ekiti and across the globe for show of love at his 59 years birthday and also thanked the almighty God for his blessing over his life for the past 59 years.
The highlights of Senator Bamidele 59th birthday celebration in Abuja include Prayers, cutting of Cakes and presentation of gifts.
Oyetola greets wife on her birthday
Governor of Osun, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, has joined family and well-wishers of his wife and Osun First Lady, Mrs. Kafayat Olaitan to celebrate her on her birthday and their wedding anniversary.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, Oyetola described the wife as a leading inspiration to girls and women in Osun in particular and the country at large.
Oyetola further said: “Today, I celebrate your humility, your love for people, your passion for humanity and your kindness towards the larger society, especially the vulnerable, the women and the girl child who you champion through your pet project, the Ilerioluwa Development Initiative.
“We thank the Almighty Allah for His Divine Grace and Mercy in the last six decades plus two of your life and His Guidance, Direction and Provision since He joined us together, 39 years ago. Happy birthday to you, Olaitan.”
Southern Senators Forum Celebrates Tinubu @ 70.
The Chairman of Southern Senators Forum, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, has celebrated the National leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as he clocks 70 years saying his footprint in politics and business world can never be altered.
Bamidele in a signed statement described Tinubu as a kind-hearted politician who has touched human lives not only in Nigeria but across the globe.
He therefore prayed for Asiwaju Tinubu for God to grant him his heart desires and blessings on this special birthday.
The statement reads, “Today, we are not only celebrating your birthday, but we are celebrating your footprint in politics and in the business world, which can never be altered.
“It is a popular secret that you are a kind hearted politician who has touched many lives beyond the shores of this country.
” As you are celebrating your 70 years birthday today, we wish you the very best and we pray that God will grant your heart desires and divine blessings on this your special birthday.”
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