This Day (Lagos)

29 April 2013

Nigeria: Jonathan, Tinubu Felicitate With Adenuga At 60

President Goodluck Jonathan has described business mogul, Chief Mike Adenuga, as an "embodiment of the ideals of diligence, commitment, unmediated patriotism and selfless service."

This was contained in the president's congratulatory message to Adenuga, who is marking his 60th birthday today.

Adenuga owns Conoil, Globacom and several other companies across Africa.

In the congratulatory message signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, Jonathan said as Adenuga celebrates his 60th birthday, he is also "celebrating 60 years of great achievements in business and philanthropy." Adenuga was one of the recent recipients of country's second highest national honour of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON).

"Come Monday, April 29, 2013, you shall be celebrating 60 years of a remarkable life filled with monumental achievements in high entrepreneurship, philanthropy and dedicated service to God and country.

"On behalf of the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I join your family, friends, protégés and well-wishers in thanking God for your exemplary life.

"It is my prayer that Almighty God continues to bless you with robust health and enduring happiness," the president wrote.

According to Tinubu, the likes of Adenuga are rare not just in Nigeria but in Africa and the world over.

"His business exploits, acumen and strategic investments in the world of telcoms, oil and gas and philanthropy, stand him out among the crowd as an exceptionally talented individual," Tinubu said.

In a statement released in Lagos Sunday, Tinubu further said Adenuga was still 'Glo-ing' at 60 as he continues to make good for himself and for his country.

"Adenuga has not only helped to deepen the telecoms sector in our country, he also continues to add value to the lives of millions of Nigerians. Despite our all too glaring challenges, he has continued to empower millions of our compatriots and place Nigeria on the global telecom map."

Tinubu said with more patriotic Nigerians like Adenuga, who are selfless and consummate about empowering others, Nigeria will be an advanced and better society.

He prayed God to grant him more years of health, wealth and wisdom.

"May God continuously grant you good health; and may you continue on that path of excellent businesses orientation and bold innovations that have marked you out," he concluded.

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