By Lawrence Olaoye
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent warm greetings to the Chairman, Board of Trustees of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and one of the founding fathers of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Chief John Agboola Odeyemi, who clocks 80 today.
In a statement made available to newsmen yesterday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President joined the business world in celebrating the consummate businessman, industrialist and philanthropist, whose zeal to serve God continues to speak in his service to the nation and humanity, while his dedication to success inspires and produces huge gains for individuals, institutions and communities.
The President believes that Chief Odeyemi, who holds many titles, including Obasewa of Ife, typifies the virtues that any nation should be proud of seeing in a citizen, which include the fear of God, disciplined and focused lifestyle, and a penchant for excellence through diligent work.
As a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and member of many blue chip companies within Nigeria and beyond, Buhari salutes Obasewa of Ife’s visionary leadership qualities and his entrepreneurial spirit, urging him to keep sharing his wisdom of prudence and propriety with fellow citizens, public and private institutions.
The President shared in the joy of the milestone with family members, friends and business associates as Chief Odeyemi turns an octogenarian, praying that the almighty God will remember his investments of love in people and the nation, and grant him longer life, good health and more wisdom.