“The man who is deserving the name is the one whose thoughts and exertions are for others rather than for himself.” – Walter Scott
I celebrate you today, my teacher, mentor, inspiration, political father and our great leader.
Indeed, as said by Walter Scott in the quote above, a truly great man is that man who has given of himself to others and built men after him.
You are a builder, a maker of men, a man whose quiver is full of darts and arrows of achievers.
Chief Olabode Ibiyinka George, the Atoona of Odua of the Universe, your immense contribution and sacrifice to your nation, as you served in the Nigerian military as a soldier of repute and administrator per-excellence, are etched in the annals of history.
You did not retire even after fulfilling your duties to country and citizens, you decided to add your immense goodwill, experience and deep well of wisdom to help build a new democratic Nigeria.
You helped shape the path for Nigeria’s democracy after years of genuine yearning for a government built by the people, for the people and of the people.
Today, we, as citizens can boast of freedom to elect our leaders and a government based on the rule of law because of the sacrifice and contribution of a few men, of which you led.
I congratulate you today, my great leader on the well deserved honour as the award of ‘2020 LIFETIME ACHIEVER’ given to you by the SUN NEWSPAPERS, On Saturday 16th Of October 2021 In Lagos.
On behalf of myself, my family and all your political sons and daughters, I say, there is none more deserving of this lofty honour.
May God continue to add more feathers to your cap, my great Leader.
May HE bless you with long life, more Grace and wisdom and quantum prosperity, in Jesus Name, Amen.