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Fasoranti has more to offer Nigeria, says Akeredolu

Our Reporter

ONDO State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Monday hailed elder statesman Pa Reuben Fasoranti as he turned 94.

The governor, in a message he sent to the Afenifere leader, said: “You are not just a Yoruba leader; your wisdom, high moral values and candour are such impeccable virtues every human society desires as beacons to make progress.

“Your unwavering faith in our revered race, the Yoruba, your commitment to service, the untainted records of discipline, hard work and steadfastness are enthralling enough to serve collectively, as a resource pool to all.

“This is a day of many reflections; a day of sobriety for many, for obvious reasons, but to others, a day worth praying for and celebrating in an unusual manner that will resonate the loud quest of many for your strong and uncommon faith in God.

“At 94, we all require your faith and wisdom; we need your services more than yesteryear, not only in Yoruba land but also in Nigeria at large. You are adorably enigmatic.”

Akeredolu, who earlier yesterday attended a solemn family birthday service at Pa Fasoranti’s home in Akure, extolled the virtues of the nonagenarian.  He encouraged him to be strong and resolute in faith.

Venerable J. A. Olugasan ministered at the brief event.

The service, which was conducted in strict observance of the social and physical distancing protocols, was attended by former Finance minister and erstwhile secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae and his wife; Chiefs Sehinde Arogbofa, Korede Duyile and Femi Aluko.

Governor Akeredolu was accompanied to Pa Fasoranti’s home by the state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ade Adetimehin, an engineer; Commissioner for Information and Orientation Donald Ojogo, as well as the Special Adviser to the Governor on Multilateral and Intergovernmental Relations, Mrs. Bunmi Ademosu.

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