By Moses Ebosele@hotmail.com
It was an all-white affair on Friday as General Manager, Mandilas Mobilitry Division, Kemi Koyejo celebrated her 60th birthday with a thanksgiving service at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Gbagada, Lagos. -.
The colourful ceremony brought together foremost automobile stakeholders, the clergy, family, friends and associates of Koyejo who turned out in their numbers to celebrate with her.
Appreciating God for sparing Kemi Koyejo’s life to witness the day, the family thanked the celebrant for her support over the years.
Notable guests at the event include immediate past Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, Diocesan Bishop of Owo Diocese, Rt Rev Dr Stephen Ayodeji Fagbemi, Pastor In charge of the Province, Pastor Sola Agunbiade and a high powered delegation from Toyota Nigeria Limited (TNL) and Mandilas Group, among others.
The Mandilas Group, led by Group Chief Financial Officer, Mr Daisi Omidiji, commended Koyejo for her diligence and dedication to duty.
Omidiji was accompanied by General Manager, Legal and New Business Development, Mrs Iyabosola Olorunfemi, Group Head, Internal Audit, Risk and Control, Mrs Temilola Olumide and Group Head, Human Resources and Admin, Mrs Anna Fatosin, among others.
Also at the event were Head, Marketing, Toyota Nigeria Limited (TNL), Andrew Ajuyah, TNL Marketing Manager, Adebayo Olawoyin, TNL Head, Dealer Development and Special Duty, Henry Ojuoko and TNL Public Relations Manager, Mrs Bukunola Ogunnusi, among others.
In a tribute published on the programme of event, Andrew Ajuyah said: “We thank God for the life of our sister. 60 years is not easy but for God’s grace. I met Kemi in 1989/90 informally at Ibadan. We re-united three years later in Lagos through the Toyota business. Our relationship blossom into true family friendship beyond business that integrated us initially. Ten years ago, she was influential and supportive towards my 50th birthday and when my family commenced our Crèche business. Kemi is a very focused, rugged and a determined person destined for success. God will continue to direct your path and provide all heart desires. Happy 60th birthday.
In her tribute, Bukunola Ogunnusi, Wrote: “met Kemi for the first time at Emure Ekiti circa 2002 at the burial of a mutual friend’s father. We lodged together with some other friends, and we got along quite quickly and easily but lost contact after the ceremony. Fate brought us together again a few years after when I joined Toyota (Nigeria) Limited, and i discovered that she worked for Mandilas Enterprises. Kemi is a go-getter.