Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has congratulated a business mogul and Chancellor of Osun State University, Mrs Folorunsho Alakija, on her 70th birthday.
Oyetola, in a congratulatory message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, on Thursday in Osogbo, described Alakija as a worthy role model and inspiration to children and youths in the state.
”On this landmark occasion of your platinum jubilee birthday, I carry with me the goodwill and best wishes of the government and people of Osun to felicitate you and thank the Almighty for the expression of His grace toward you and the entire members of your family.
“Yours has been a life dedicated to God and humanity, and the dividends of these deliberate decisions are glaring for the universe to see, appreciate and emulate.
“I, therefore, toast to a global amazon, whose life is predicated on and defined by excellence and service to humanity.
“I celebrate a woman whose philosophy and ideals typify the Omoluabi ethos and complement the development agenda of our administration.
“Others call you Dr Folorunso Alakija, but we in Osun name you Madam Philanthropy, Integrity, Entrepreneurship and Due Process, all rolled into one.
“This is on account of the humongous contributions you have made towards making Osun of now and of generations to come a state to envy,” the governor said.
He thanked Alakija for being a worthy role model, mentor and inspiration to the children, youths, the people and government of the state.
“On behalf of the government and people of Osun, I congratulate you, as you step out gloriously today as the youngest septuagenarian and wish you long life, good health and many more years of service to mankind.”