The Nation (Nigeria)

Oyetola: my deputy Alabi loyal, committed

- From Toba Adedeji, Osogbo

OSUN State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola yesterday felicitate­d with his deputy, Benedict Alabi, on his 56th birthday, saying he has been forthright, loyal and committed to serving the people of the state.

Oyetola extolled the quality of Alabi in bringing his abilities to governance for the developmen­t of the state.

The governor, in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Oyetola, Mr. Ismail Omipidan, said: “On behalf of myself, my family, the government and the entire good people of the f Osun State, I felicitate you, my brother and dear friend, the unassuming and humble Deputy Governor on the occasion of your 56th birthday celebratio­n.

“For close to three years that we’ve partnered to build the Osun of our dreams, which we will all be proud of, you have remained unshaken and unflinchin­g. Working together has been a wonderful experience.

“I commend your political sagacity, forthright­ness, humility, immutable leadership quality, loyalty, insight, commitment and service to the people of our dear State. We thank you for your service.

“As you are a year older today, it is my prayer that God will continue to grant you the needed wisdom, strength and long life in service to Him, the people of the State of Osun and humanity and large.”

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