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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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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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Southern Senators Forum Celebrates Tinubu @ 70.

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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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Osinbajo, Gbajabiamila, Akeredolu salutes for Tinubu at 70

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Speaker of House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila and Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu have congratulated Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his 70th birthday today, praying God would grant him strength, wisdom and favour.

According to the Vice President, “it gives Dolapo and I great pleasure to send you our heartfelt birthday felicitations. And it is a unique one indeed; the Platinum Jubilee and the completion of yet another remarkable decade.”

In a statement personally signed by Prof Osinbajo, he commended the former Governor’s service to the nation in different capacities, Prof. Osinbajo joined “the entire family, friends and associates to celebrate you on your 70th birthday and we pray that as your days, so shall your strength, wisdom and favour with God be.”

Also Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has paid glowing tributes to the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on his 70th birthday.

He said the Jagaban of Borgu kingdom has demonstrated an uncommon and unyielding commitment to a progressive and prosperous Nigeria.

The speaker noted with delight Tinubu’s invaluable contributions to Nigeria’s democracy in the past decades, saying he has unmatched credentials.

With these, Tinubu’s services to his fatherland are most needed at a time like this, the speaker stated further.

Speaker Gbajabiamila recalled how Tinubu used his acumen to turn things around in Lagos State when he served as governor for eight years.

Referring to Tinubu as the pillar of modern developmental strides in Lagos State, Gbajabiamila said he believes the APC national leader will go down in history as one of the best and most impactful democrats Nigeria has had.

Meanwhile, Ondo State Governor,  Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has rejoiced with the former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his 70th birthday.

Governor Akeredolu hailed Asiwaju Tinubu’s resilience and commitment to creating standard in party politics and investment in political leadership.

“On this auspicious occasion of your 70th birthday, we salute your efforts and dedication to Nation Building and National Development. You are a man of many parts with legendary contributions to the development of our dear country.

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