The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke has felicitated with an elder statesman and an entrepreneur expert Prince Lawal Yusuf Obelawo on the special occasion of his birthday, thanking God for preserving baba for another glorious year just as we continue to enjoy drawing strength from his wealth of experience and deep knowledge of business and societal development.
In a statement signed by the spokesperson to the Governor, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, revealed that Adeleke described the founder of Osun State Chamber of Commerce and Indudtry, Prince Yusuf Obelawo as an astute businessman whose flair for excellence made him standout and prosper in numerous business adventures.
“Baba Obelawo is an icon to every one of us, both old and young. His life story has been one full of resilience and hardwork. Baba has inspired many generation both in and outside the state in no small measure and we continue to look up to him in other not to derail from our goal”
“As a state, Baba is the perfect example of the product of a society we have started building, a society that sacrifice for tomorrow, a society that rewards patience, grit and excellence, a society that teaches perseverance” the Governor said
According to the statement,Governor Adeleke noted the historical contribution of the Ejigbo-born business conglomerate to the economical stability of osun state from inception, hailing him as one of the pillar that stood strongly for the state to acheive significant stability “As one of the founding fathers of our dear state, Baba was instrumental in building and reshaping the economy of our dear state through the establishment of numerous manufacturing companies, and employing hundreds of osun citizens”
“Baba has given so much to the society and our dear state that we can only thank him and pray to God to reward his good gesture and sacrifice to humanity and our dear state, we are blessed to have him as our father in the state”.
“We celebrate his new age and pray to God to sustain him for longer years so that we can continue to draw from his wealth of experience. His love for his people continues to wax stronger even as he grow older; a testimony of his unalloyed love and affection for the people”. the Governor concluded