Ex-Lawmaker Felicitates Oyetola At 69, Describes Him As Dynamic Leader
By Richard Akintade, Osogbo
A former lawmaker who represented Ife Federal constituency in the 7th Assembly in Osun State, Hon. Rotimi Makinde, has felicitated with the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Alhaji Adegboyega Oyetola, on the occasion of his 69th birthday.
In a congratulatory message by Makinde on Thursday at Ile-Ife, he described the former Governor of Osun State as a rare gift to humanity.
The Ife APC chieftain said Oyetola had great thoughts and exemplary attributes of commitment to service with enviable virtues which stood him out among his equals, whilst also affirming that the minister had written his name in gold by always keeping to his promises, irrespective of emerging circumstances.
The Ife-born politician further stressed that Oyetola is a very humble, versatile, and dynamic leader and that the coming generations of politicians had a lot to learn from the minister.
Makinde said: “The immediate past Governor of Osun State and Nigeria’s current minister of Marine and Blue Economy, is an outstanding nationalist and courageous democrat who over the years, as Governor of Osun State and now as a minister, continues to play key roles towards the unity, peaceful co-existence and development of our dear nation.
“He is a leader with excellent political dexterity and has effectively deepened our democratic practice for more transparent and productive governance. He is a man with great thoughts and exemplary attributes of commitment to service with enviable virtues which stood him out among his equals. I am confident to say he has written his name in gold by always keeping to his promises, irrespective of emerging circumstances.
“Lest we forget, Alhaji Oyetola’s leadership in Osun State epitomized steadfast effort, diligence, and visionary approach to governance which has marked him out as a public administrator par excellence.
“He has consistently displayed great leadership skills at various times in different capacities, just as he has hit the ground running as the new Minister of Marine and Blue Economy. Part of his unique ideals is that he is known for always displaying a penchant for operating under an inclusive and participatory model of governance, with an ambitious revitalization agenda as an uncommon public servant.”
The former lawmaker equally used the occasion to pray for the serving minister:
“On behalf of my family, and mentees, I join your family and associates to congratulate you on the occasion of your 69th mentorship, anniversary and I pray that you will continue to contribute meaningfully to the advancement of our nation’s democracy and expand the frontiers of national service and economic prosperity. I wish you sound health, more success, and greater honor in life. Happy Birthday, Your Excellency.” Makinde said.