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Celebrating Lagos First Lady, Dr. Mrs. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu on her special day

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Gboyega Akosile

My first encounter with the Lagos State First Lady, Dr. Mrs. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, will forever remain indelible in my mind. I had gone for a meeting, sometime in 2019, with her husband who was then an aspirant vying for the position he currently occupies at their beautiful but modestly arranged home in Ikoyi.

As I sat in the living room, waiting for my prospective boss to arrive, the woman of the house came in from the door, adjacent to where I sat. I knew instantly that this was my principal’s wife. I stood up to greet her but to my utter amazement, madam returned my greetings in an unbelievable manner-in a bent knee position (this to Yoruba people is a high-level courtesy). This act of Omoluabi, which came naturally that day set me thinking, because madam is herself an accomplished public servant, a well read and widely travelled  medical doctor, who has also raised beautiful children that are on top of their class. I immediately whispered to myself, “this is a family you must work with”!

This first encounter was not to be an accident as madam continued to excite my thoughts and imagination in many ways. One of such was a certain day that we had worked till late in the night. She came to me more than three times to ask whether I had been offered food and each time I’d said I was alright. The last time, she insisted that I must eat something. I told her that a cup of tea would be fine. Pronto madam went into her kitchen and personally made me the tea. At that time madam had about four domestic staff, including a cook and a chef, who we fondly call Mr. White. Those guys are still with her till date!

Character is a major recipe for success. I have seen a display of great character in our First Lady-intelligent, warm, hospitable and generous, madam would call to find out how you’re doing especially when she notices that something is going wrong with you and you’re troubled.

A big supporter of her husband’s THEMES project. Dr. Mrs. Sanwo-Olu is one of the biggest promoters of the Governor’s development agenda. She does this through her numerous interventions for women and the vulnerable people in the society.

Her campaign against sexual and gender-based violence in Lagos State has helped to reduce the incidence of rape and other forms gender-based violence.

Today is madam’s birthday. She deserves all the happiness, joy and prayers that come on a day like this.

On behalf of my family, I wish our First Lady, Dr. Mrs. Claudiana Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu a happy birthday and many more years in sound health and joy for her to continue rendering more service to humanity.

 

Akosile is the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

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Senate President greets former President Ibrahim Babangida @81

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The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has sent his felicitations to former President Ibrahim Babangida on the joyful occasion of his 81st birthday.

Lawan congratulates the elder statesman for marking the day in good health and peace of mind.

“I felicitate our elder statesman, former President Ibrahim Babangida, as I join members of his family, friends and associates in rejoicing with him on the auspicious occasion.

“We thank the Almighty Allah for keeping him in good health after his great accomplishments in the service of our beloved country, Nigeria.

“I pray Allah to grant him many more of this day so that our nation may continue to draw from his wealth of knowledge,  wisdom and experience,” Lawan says.

The Senate President wishes the General a happy birthday and many happy returns of the day.

 

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Abuja Stands Still as Lawan Leads Senators, Others to Celebrate Bamidele @ 59

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Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele and Senate President Ahmad Lawan
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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.

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Oyetola greets wife on her birthday

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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.”

 

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