President Bola Tinubu has felicitated the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, on his 89th birthday, for impacting on the lives of people in and outside the country.
The president also saluted the renowned industrialist and philanthropist for his willingness to create opportunities for the growth of others in business and philanthropy.
“On behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, please accept our felicitation on the auspicious occasion of your 89th birthday on September 11, 2023.
‘’Considering the grace of wisdom, strength, and leadership influence bestowed upon you by the Almighty God, this milestone certainly calls for more celebration and thanksgiving.
“Over the years, our relationship has blossomed as friends, partners, and business leaders, both within and outside the country, and it has been the joy of my life to see you consistently investing in humanity, with your quintessential kindness and charitable heart.
“At 89, my dear Esama, you have made a huge difference in the Nigerian economy and you continue to impact many lives.
‘’Your footprints of excellence in entrepreneurship are visible in real estate, banking, energy, media, transportation, health, and education, with a remarkable record of founding the first private university in Nigeria,” the president said.
Tinubu prayed for an enduring grace, peace and good health for the Patriarch of the Igbinedion family now and in the years ahead.