GOODWILL MESSAGE TO HIS EXCELLENCY, SIR, (DR.) CHIEF GABRIEL OSAWARU IGBINEDION, CON, THE ESAMA OF BENIN ON HIS 87TH BIRTHDAY……. Hon. Joseph Ikpea
I wish to convey to the Esama the felicitation of my personal best wishes on the occasion of his 87th birthday.
We give glory and thanks to God for His grace and mercy on an illustrious son of Edo State and Nigeria.
You remain a living legend celebrated at home and abroad for your towering accomplishments in business, philanthropy, politics and public service. Worthy of recall are your pioneering contributions to the country’s economic development, especially in the fields of education, aviation and broadcasting.
I am immensely proud of the prominent role that you continue to play in the polity, as an elder-statesman.
It is impossible to document individual contribution to the development of Edo State without acknowledging your frontline role in many respects- economy, politics, sports and entertainment.
You are an embodiment of pride, dignity, rich cultural heritage and entrepreneurial excellence of Edo people.
I pray that God will continue to honour and prosper you, grant you the best of health and give you long life.
Happy birthday to a great Patriot, outstanding leader, devoted family man and an illustrious son of Edo State and Nigeria.
Hon. Joseph Ikpea
Former Commissioner for Oil Gas and Solid Minerals, Edo State.