Popular philanthropist, Chairman of Globacom, Dr Mike Adenuga Jnr clocks 70 today.
The President, Major Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has felicitated the billionaire on his 70th birthday.
The President, in a statement by his Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Friday, saluted the entrepreneur, “whose charity and goodwill continue to inspire, attracting local and global recognitions, including three national honours, OON, CON and GCON.”
Buhari affirmed the impact of Adenuga’s visionary leadership on Nigeria’s economy, setting the pace for investments in oil and gas, telecoms, real estate, banking, construction and hospitality.
He also lauded him for making a remarkable presence in supporting entertainment, sports and African culture, within and outside the country.
The President extolled the philanthropist for his courage, humility and dedication to nation-building.
He also commended him for always placing the interest of the nation first, and the welfare of the people, by ensuring that all his ventures and investments upheld human values of empathy, appreciation, trust and respect.
According to the President, the numerous national and global awards are well deserved, including the highest individual honour for a private citizen in Nigeria, GCON, and many others of high note like “The Companion of the Star of Ghana” from Ghana.
Adenuga was also honoured with the rank of “Commander of the Legion of Honour’’ by French President, Emmanuel Macron.
The President prayed that Adenuga, who is Otunba Apesin of Ijebu-land, would continue to grow in health, strength, and sound mind.
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