By Debo Adeleke
I deem it absolutely fit with a tinge of unexplainable excitement to join millions at home and in diaspora to celebrate with your Excellency, Gov Dapo Abiodun on the twin celebration of your 61th impactful years on earth as well as your two years of purposeful leadership as the governor of Ogun State.
The auspicious occasion of this double celebration gives me that great opportunity to thank the Almighty God for your being so gracious to you in the last 61 years and to as well with all sense of gratitude tell Your Excellency how much of a blessing you have been to me all these years.
My admiration for you lingers on, my affection for you increases still. Your words fill me with courage and determination to carry on my work in the best way possible and thanks to you for the confidence reposed in me at all times Sir.
I so much cherish your unmatched humility such that makes you to always be willing to listen and discuss new ideas and suggestions with the intention to improve day-by-day and take Ogun State to greater heights.
I have every reason to smile and be happy on this day because it is an occasion that commemorates the day Ogun State was gifted with a remarkable leader that you are. You have been such an inspirational leader, humble, gentle, attentive, kind and generous, giving people opportunities to serve, encouraging skills and potentials and always rewarding hard labour.
You are certainly more than a boss to us, your are a leader, a coach and loving father with passion for excellence and every day I am tremendously happy and honoured to have the unique opportunity to work under such an amazing leader like you.
It is often said that uneasy lies the head that wears the crown, but your grounded experience as a very successful player in Nigeria’s corporate world has taught you how to make leadership so seamless – Thanks for teaching me to lead with confidence. As you climb higher on the ladder of selfless service to humanity, particularly, and to the lucky citizens of Ogun State, I wish you Sir, more of God’s guidance, sound health and unspeakable joy for the rest of your life.