By Ismaila Chafe
Abuja, Oct. 24, 2020 President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Mr Adebutu Kessington, popularly known as Baba Ijebu, on his 85th birthday.
Buhari, in a congratulatory message signed by his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, said he was joining friends and family members in celebrating the milestone heralded by many years of investments in several sectors.
“Your creative and visionary investments in the economy has provided opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship. You have consistently inspired many to start their own businesses, and ensured mentorship and capital,” Buhari said.
He extolled Kessington’s large-heartedness in catering for the less privileged with his charity organisations which include the Kessington Adebukunola Adebutu Foundation (KAAF) and Medical Laboratory and Maternity Centre.
Buhari also commended the Odoole of Yorubaland, who is also known as Baba Ijebu, for his contributions to the development of sports in the country.
“I am particularly happy that you have given young people the opportunity to express their talents, skills and pursue their dreams within and outside the country.
“I pray that the Almighty God will continue to bless the Odoole of Yorubaland by giving him longer life, good health and strength to keep serving the country and humanity,” the statement quoted Buhari as saying.