Buhari, Osinbajo, Obasanjo, Gbajabiamila,Sanwo-Olu, Abiodun, Gambari, Dangote Salute Mama Otedola at 90
President Muhammadu Buhari, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila have congratulated Lady Christine Doja Otedola, mother of billionaire philanthropist, Mr. Femi Otedola, on her 90th birthday.
Also, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari as well as the President of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, also paid glowing tributes to the former First Lady of Lagos.
They all saluted the nonagenarian in different letters written to her on her 90th birthday obtained on Friday.
Buhari, in a congratulatory letter he personally signed, joined all Nigerians and the people of Lagos State in congratulating mama Otedola on her 90th birthday.
“I note your selfless service and charitable works to the people of Lagos State when you served as First Lady between 1992 and 1993 and years after this period.
“In celebrating this milestone, I also recognize the many contributions you have made to the people of Epe most recently the building and dedication of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.
“I wish you many more years in good health. Happy birthday,” Buhari added.
On his part, Osinbajo in a letter he also signed personally, wrote, ” Dolapo and I are honoured to wish our dear mother a happy 90th birthday. “
The vice president praised the Lord God almighty for the privilege and His grace by which mama Otedola, ” now fulfill your long-expressed heart’s desire and vow to build a benefiting edifice, the St. Peter’s Catholic Church auditorium in Odoragunshin, Epe, for the worship of our Lord and continued propagation of the gospel.”
Osinbajo wrote further: ” God has been faithful indeed and we bless His holy name that you not only accomplished this but are alive and well to witness its official dedication.
“Your remarkable life of service to others through philanthropy has most certainly been imbibed by your children and grandchildren whose reputation for promoting charitable causes is also well known.”
The vice president also prayed for strength and wisdom for her.
Similarly, Obasanjo conveyed the heartiest congratulations on behalf of his family as well as the people of Lagos State.
The former president pointed out that the life of the nonagenarian, “has been a source of blessing and tremendous inspiration to many generations of Nigerians who came in contact with you, especially the womenfolk.”
He added: “You are an exemplary patriot and the record of your steady, constant, and beneficial influence as a dependable and worthy role model to the entire womenfolk and younger generations has been astonishingly remarkable.
“We, therefore, join you in thanking God for such a life spent in touching so many other lives positively.”
Gbajabiamila in a letter he personally signed, also wished Mama Otedola’s happy birthday and continued good health, joy, and peace, just as he prayed that God’s grace upon her life would never wane.