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Aiyedatiwa celebrates Pa Reuben Fasoranti at 98

…Says he’s a symbol of integrity, statesmanship, patriotism

By Adedotun Ajayi

Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has congratulated the National Leader of the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Famuyide Fasoranti, OFR, as he marks his 98th birthday today.

This is contained in a statement issued by Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor on Saturday.

In his birthday message to the elder statesman, Governor Aiyedatiwa described him as a symbol of integrity, statesmanship and patriotism.

The Governor said: “On behalf of the government and good people of Ondo State, I congratulate a distinguished elder statesman, one of the founding fathers of our State and the National Leader of the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Famuyide Fasoranti, OFR, on the occasion of his 98th birthday anniversary.

“Pa Fasoranti is a great leader and a rare symbol of integrity, statesmanship and patriotism. His virtues of contentment, sacrifice, devotion and loyalty have contributed in great deal to the longevity that God has blessed him with.

“Baba remains one of the most refined leaders that Nigeria has ever produced. His impeccable strength of character and his fidelity to the traits that have distinguished him from his peers for decades will remain a lesson to generations of leaders.

“Sir, on this special day, we honour your dedication, wisdom, and tireless efforts in promoting the welfare of our people and shaping our nation’s future. Your legacy will continue to inspire and guide us towards a brighter tomorrow.

“I am indeed delighted to join your family, friends and well-wishers from far and near to celebrate with you today and I pray for more strength, sound health and peace as you mark this milestone.”

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