Governor of Ekiti State , Mr Biodun Oyebanji, has congratulated the first Civilian Governor of the state and currently Minister of Industry, Trade and Investments, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, who turned 65 years old today.
Governor Oyebanji in a congratulatory message signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr Yinka Oyebode, described Otunba Adebayo as a dependable and exemplary leader, a rare breed politician and an astute manager of men and materials who laid a solid foundation for the socio- political and economic development of the state.
The Governor also described Adebayo as a man of honor who radiates humility, decency and excellence, values that endeared him to Ekiti people who proudly call him “Omoluabi Ekiti”.
The Governor stressed that the sterling qualities which Adebayo possesses have endeared him to the hearts of many people, both within and outside the state, especially those who came in contact with him or fortunate to be nurtured by him or benefitted from the former governor’s generosity of spirit.
“Governor Oyebanji said that ex- Governor Adebayo has conducted himself with a high level of integrity, civility and humility in and out of office. He further described the former Governor as a loyal party leader, a contented politician and an accomplished statesman who has successfully raised many progressive leaders in Ekiti State.
He said the former Governor occupies a special place in the hearts of Ekiti people because of his simplicity and support for the developmental efforts in the state.
“Otunba Adebayo is an exemplary leader who has spent a good number of years raising a succession generation of progressive leaders. There is no gainsaying that Otunba Adebayo has graciously raised great talents and provided them platforms to shine.
“ His humility is unparalleled and his love for the state unquantifiable. On this occasion of his 65th birthday, we can only wish him many more useful and productive years in service to humanity.
“I, on behalf of my wife, Olayemi, the Government and good people of Ekiti State whom the former governor had served meritoriously, celebrate our dear Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo on his birthday and pray that God rewards his labour of love with long life in good health and unspeakable joy.”, Oyebanji sai
Last modified: February 5, 2023