By Simeon OSAJIE
Edo State House of Assembly Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. (Mrs.) Maria Omozele Oligbi-Edeko Esq, (representing the industrious people of Esan North-East Constituency II), has joined well-meaning Nigerians to felicitate Sir Chief Dr. Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, CON, the Esama of Benin Kingdom, the Honorary Consul of the Romanian Government to Edo and Delta States and the Chairman, Okada Group of Companies on the occasion of his 89th birthday.
In a congratulatory message personally signed by the Deputy Speaker and made available to newsmen in Benin City, Edeko described the Esama as an Enigma, a Phenomenon and a giver by nature who has attracted global attention.
Edeko noted that his passion for giving is infectious adding that giving was not just a habit for the Esama but a hobby.
“You remain a living legend celebrated at home and abroad for your accomplishments in business, philanthropy and politics.
“As a detribalised Nigerian, you have contributed immensely to the growth and development of the state and Nigeria through your investments in education, aviation and broadcasting,” she said.
On behalf of my family and the industrious people of Esan North East, I wish the great Patriot, leader and Father a happy birthday.