@65: Akeredolu is a Peace Builder, Courageous Colleague —Okowa, Fayemi


Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has congratulated his Ondo State counterpart, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), as he turns 65 years on Wednesday.

Okowa’s felicitation is contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika on Tuesday in Asaba.

He lauded Akeredolu, who is the Chairman of Southern Governors’ Forum, for putting aside partisanship in picking the gauntlet to provide leadership for the Forum at a very critical time in the history of the nation.

He described Akeredolu as an urbane, cerebral leader of great value and a committed progressive concerned about the yearnings and aspirations of the people of Ondo State and Southern Nigeria.

Okowa extolled the contributions of Akeredolu to the sustainable development and peace in his state and Nigeria.

“You provided leadership and direction for the people of Southern Nigeria when it mattered most and we are entirely grateful to you.

“I am glad to know that you have won the admiration of the people of Ondo State with your people-oriented governance geared toward yielding massive dividends of democracy for them.

“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I heartily rejoice with a reputable politician, outstanding professional and my brother governor, Mr Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu (SAN), Governor of Ondo State as he turns 65 on July 21, 2021.

”I am pleased to join your family and associates in thanking God for blessing you with the strength and wisdom to live a fulfilling life of honesty and commitment to the well-being of Ondo State citizens and the entire Southern Nigeria.

“It is our prayer that God will continue to protect you and grant you good health to render more services to mankind,” he said.(NAN)


Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Dr Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated his Ondo State counterpart, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) on his 65th birthday.

The governor turns 65 on Wednesday, July 21.

Dr Fayemi in a congratulatory message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, described Governor Akeredolu as a courageous, reliable, and compassionate leader.

The Governor stated that Akeredolu has spent a larger part of his life serving the people as a students union activist, legal luminary, advocate of good governance and currently as Governor who is leaving no stone unturned in the quest for the betterment of Ondo State and its people.

He described Akeredolu as a dogged fighter, a strong voice in the fight against injustice and a man who does not shy away from speaking the truth regardless of whose ox is gored.

He prayed God to give the governor long life and good health in order to continue  serving the people more.

“Governor Akeredolu has spent his entire life in the service of his people. He is a patriotic Nigerian who is very passionate about one united, peaceful and progressive Nigeria. A compassionate leader, who is ever concerned about the welfare of his people”.

“We wish him many more useful and productive years in service to God and humanity.

“I, on behalf of my wife, Bisi, the Government and good people of Ekiti State celebrate Governor Akeredolu on his birthday and pray that God gives him long life and good health”, Dr Fayemi added.

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