President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with veteran journalist and author, Oloye Lekan Alabi, the Agba Akin Olubadan of Ibadanland, on his 70th birthday, October 27, 2020.
He joined friends and family to celebrate with the renowned writer, whose contributions continue to inspire.
The Special Adviser to the President, (Media & Publicity), Femi Adesina in a statement said the President salutes the foremost journalist, who served five governors with his astute communication skills as a Press Secretary, and continues to project the diversity of the country as a Cultural Ambassador of the National Museum, Ile-Ife, working variously as a consultant to private and public institutions.
According to the statement, “As a journalist, with experience in both print and broadcast journalism, President Buhari commends Oloye Alabi for also extending his interest into development and educational issues, chairing many foundations that work for the improvement of the lives of Nigerians, like Adegoke Adelabu (Penkelemesi) and Yusufu Olatunji (Baba l’ Egba) Foundation.
“The President congratulates Oloye on the launch of a biography to mark the milestone, believing that the material will go a long way in contributing to knowledge in the country.
“President Buhari prays that the Almighty God will grant the Agba Akin Olubadan of Ibadanland longer life, good health and wisdom to keep serving the country.”