SUNDAY ODE, Abuja
Ahead of his 85th birthday scheduled for September 11, 2019; President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Esama of the Benin Kingdom, Chief Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, saluting his high sense of patriotism, love for humanity and dedication to helping the poor and underprivileged.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said Buhari noted with pride the contributions of the Esama to Nigeria’s development as a serial entrepreneur who finds joy in investing in sectors that directly impact the livelihood of Nigerians, including education, health, transportation and the media.
“While joining his family, friends and associates to celebrate the milestone, the President believes Chief Igbinedion’s active role in Nigeria’s business space inspired many younger people to start-up companies that have continued to buoy the economy, and his contributions to national development will remain appreciated,” the statement said.
President Buhari, the statement added, prayed that Almighty God will grant the Esama of Benin good health, strength and longer life to continue the good work.
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