…wife says he deserves to be celebrated
Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Thursday, realising that he has barely 16 months to leave office, begged the people of Ogun State to pray for him to “end well” as their Governor.
Amosun said the achievements recorded in the State since 2011 were due to the benevolence of the Almighty God and the support of the people who had demonstrated patience towards his administration.
The Governor who sought the people’s prayer during the “Uplifting the Aged” programme organised by the office of the Wife of the Governor to mark his 60th Birthday at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, added that he could not have accomplished so much without their unceasing prayer.
He pledged that the elderly would continue to enjoy his administration’s support and delivers more dividends of democracy to all citizens of the state.
“There could not have been any better gift for my birthday than the support l have gotten so far from the good people of Ogun State. By the help of God and prayers of our people, we can touch every facet of the economy,” he said.
His wife, Mrs Olufunso Amosun, who rallied the elderly for the Birthday of her husband, declared that the man “deserved to be celebrated at 60.”
Olufunso recalled that since her husband became Governor, he had elected to be marking his Birthday in a low key, using such a day to identify with the less privileged members of the society – particularly the aged and widows.
She noted that it was her contribution to the series of efforts aimed at improving the welfare and living standard of the aged as well as the needy in the state.
According to her, the aged were very important and deserved to be revered and adequately catered for.
She advised the younger ones to see the welfare of the senior citizens as their obligation and responsibility.
Over 5,000 people have benefited from the monthly stipends and commodities gifts for their upkeep, while the aged also received free medical screening.