President Muhammadu Buhari, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, have hailed Lady Christine Doja Otedola, mother of billionaire philanthropist Femi Otedola on her 90th birthday.
Also, Lagos State Governor, 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, paid glowing tributes to the former First Lady of Lagos.
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They all saluted the nonagenarian in different letters written to her on her 90th birthday.
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.
“I wish you many more years in good health. Happy birthday,” Buhari said.
On his part, Osinbajo in a letter he also signed personally, noted that the Otedola matriarch has had a “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.”
Obasanjo 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.”
Gbajabiamila in a letter he personally signed, also wished Mama Otedola happy birthday and continued good health, joy and peace, just as he prayed that God’s grace upon her life would never wane.
To Sanwo-Olu, the attainment of the milestone age by mama was a testament to the great grace of God upon her life, adding that it also provides an opportunity for the state government and good people of Lagos to restate how appreciative they are of her selfless service and contribution to the development of the state.
In the same vein, Abiodun stated that Mama Otedola’s life remains “an uncommon bouquet of divine benevolence and grace as well as a testimony to the awesomeness of the Almighty God.”
Gambari also noted that Mama Otedola has “truly been a life steeped in strong faith, a strong devotion to humanity and service to your community.”
Dangote said, “For those of us who have been privileged to ever have contact with Lady Christine Doja Otedola, these words are in sinking tandem with her uncommon empathy and unique care for others.