(TRADE NEWSWIRE): Yoruba Language (Bi o ba ye eni ki a wi, o ye Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, ni ojo nkan eye re, ti egan eeeh!!!) English meaning (If an honour showered on a person is deserving and befitting, lets acknowledge so, it was indeed a great honour for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his birthday, It is only an envious person that will say what’s the big deal about the event), TRADE NEWSWIRE reports.
(Ayafi al’amodi eniyan, ni o ma so wipe oyin ko dun) English meaning (It is only a person that is sick that will say that the taste of honey is not sweet)
Honour, they say should be given to whom it is due, the reason, a globally respected and incorruptible President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, attended the 10th Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Colloquium themed ‘Investing in people’ to mark Tinubu’s 66th birthday at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island on Thursday in Lagos.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is the National Leader of the Governing Party, The All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Lagos State Governor, who clocks 66 years on Thursday 29th of March 2018.
President Buhari, who is highly loved and cherished by the Nigerian masses among other important dignitaries including the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and his wife Dolapo Osinbajo; Governors cut across the country; Industry chieftains; Party chieftains; traditional rulers to mention a few were part of the crème de la crème in the society that attended Tinubu’s 66th birthday.
President Buhari is in Lagos for a two-day visit from Thursday to Friday.
According to The Nation, dignitaries at the event are as follows:
President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, his wife, Dolapo, the host governor, Akinwumi Ambode, his wife, Bolanle, Governors Rochas Okorocha (Imo State), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Ibikunle Amosu (Ogun) Waziri Tambuwal (Sokoto), Mohammed Abubakar (Bauchi), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Mohammed Bindow (Adamawa), Abdullahi Danguje (Kaduna), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara), Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) (Ondo) and Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa).
Hale and hearty, Tinubu entered the hall around 10.50, accompanied by his wife, Senator Oluremi. Before taking his seat, where the president later joined him, he went round the hall to exchange pleasantries with guests, including the APC Interim Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, former Chief of General Staff, Lt-Gen. Oladipo Diya, the Eleko of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akinolu, Dein Keagborkyzi of Agbor, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi 111, The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, the Osemawe of Ondo, Oba Victor Kiladejo, the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Adewale Akanbi, former Chairman of the defunct All Peoples Party (APP), Alhaji Yusuf Ali, former Ogun State Governor Olusegun Osoba, his Ekiti State counterpart, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Ogbonaya Onu, former Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole, Senator Abu Ibrahim, Senator Joel Ikenya, Senator James Akpanudoedehen, former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Alhaji Nuhu Ribadu, and Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly Hon. Mudashiru Obasa.
Dignitaries at the historic event also included the Minister of Communication, Alhaji Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Works, Housing and Power, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, eminent industrialists Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Jim Ovia, Oba Otudeko, Chief Kessington Adebutu, and Chief Rasak Okoya-Thomas; APC National Deputy Chairman Chief Segun Oni, APC National Vice Chairman (Southwest) Chief Pius Akinyelure, Lagos State APC Chairman Chief Oladele Ajomale, Senators Ben Bruce, Babajide Omoworare, Ganiyu Solomon, Ajayi Boroffice, Ayo Arise, Solomon Adeola, Prof. Itsey Sagay (SAN), one-time Commissioner of Finance in Lagos State Hon. Wale Edun, Prof, Ropo Sekoni, Chief Niyi Akintola (SAN) and Supo Sasore (SAN).
The ceremony was also witnessed by Senate Leader Ahmed Lawan, Osun State Deputy Governor Titi Tomori-Laoye, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babashir Lawal, Secretary to Lagos State Government Mr. Tunji Bello, Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Senator Babfemi Ojudu, Senator Barnabas Gemade, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, former Oyo State Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, former military governor of Lagos State Brig-Gen. Raji Rasaki, former Lagos State Deputy Governors Olufemi Pefro, Abiodun Ogunleye and Mrs. Sarah Sosan; former Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly Hon. Yemi Ikuforiji, Chief Ologbotsere, Senator Tony Adefuye, House of Representatives members Nnana, Jide Jimoh, and Ayinla Yusuf; Princess Adenrele Ogunsanya, Chief Rabiu Oluwa, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Basorun, Cardinal James Odunmbaku, Hon. Olawale Oshun, Alhaji Suraj Ayilara, Hon. James Faleke, Erelu Abiola Dosunmu and other Lagos white cap chiefs, Chief Mutiu Are, former Police Inspector-General Musiliu Smith, Hon. Jayeola Ajatta, Dr. Wale Ahmed, Alhaji Ganiyu Badmus, Comrade Kayode Opeifa, Hon. Eshinlokun Sanni, Funso Olukoga, Apena kaoli Olusanya, Hon. Bashiru Bolarinwa, Dr. Bashiru Ajibola, Hon. Funminiyi Afuye, Hon. Sunny Ajose, Mr. Dele Alake, Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele, Demola Sodiq, Dr. Yomi Finnih, Prof. Tunde Samuel, Chief. M.A. Taiwo, Hon.Bayo Adesanya, Hon. Jide Sanwo-Olu, Chief Olusola Oke (SAN), Hon[U1] . Bimbo Daramola, Prof. Pat Utomi, Brig-Gen. Elias Attu, Hon. Nasiru Aliko Koki, Chief Lanre Rasak, Southwest APC Women Leader Chief Kemi Nelson, Comrade Ayodele Adewale, Mrs. Toun Adediran, Toke Benson, Hon. Niyi Fabikun, Hon. Emmanuel Bamigboye, and Ikem Isiekwena, the master of the ceremony.
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