Oni Salutes IBB At 72
Former Governor of Ekiti State, Chief Segun Oni has saluted the vision and courage of former President, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida as he turned 72 years today, Saturday, August 17, 2013, describing him as a "rare Nigerian, whose footprints on the sands of the country will forever remain indelible."
Oni, who eulogised Gen. Babangida, said in a release issued by his Media Aide, Mr. Lere Olayinka that; "IBB will continue to occupy a very important space in the history of Nigeria because of his contributions to the socio-economic and political development of the country."
"Today, I join other Nigerians and people of the world to salute IBB, a rare Nigerian who had consistently used his influential networks, which cut across the length and breadth of Nigeria and beyond to promote national unity, peace, humanitarianism and development.
"That we are all celebrating your attainment of 72 years in good health today, is a manifestation of the grace of the almighty Allah in your life, and I rejoice with you as always.
"You are indeed Allah's gift to Nigeria and our great party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
"Therefore as you celebrate the 72nd year of your birth, it is my prayer that the heavenly peace and protection of the Almighty Allah will continue to be upon you and your family, and that you will live to celebrate many more years in radiant health, fulfilment and happiness.
"Happy Birthday sir."