Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has extolled the virtues of a former governor of the state and frontline leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Olusegun Osoba, describing him as a model in exemplary leadership and service to fatherland.
Abiodun, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, also felicitated Osoba on the occasion of his 82nd birthday anniversary.
According to him, Osoba is an iconic personality who has etched his name in journalism, politics and governance and would continue to be a reference point for current and successor generations in the country.
The governor saluted Osoba’s patriotic exploits and commitment to a united, prosperous and peaceful Nigeria.
He said, “I once expressed my great reverence and profound appreciation for your uncommon pedigree as a thoroughbred reporter, editor, administrator, astute politician and statesman. I still hold such notion about you and will forever do.
“In the political firmament of our dear state, and even nationally, Aremo Olusegun Osoba is a towering figure. Although a celebrated journalist, who served as governor from 1992 to 1993 and from 1999 to 2003, our leader has also been instrumental to the emergence of successor governors and many outstanding leaders in the state, including my humble self.
“Therefore, on behalf of the good people of Ogun State, my family, political associates, party stalwarts and faithful, I wish you many happy returns in good health, sound mind and immense joy.”