Tributes to Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on the occasion of His 63rd birthday anniversary.
Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, my Leader, Mentor and Benefactor is a man that is endowed with so many great qualities among which we have, integrity, intelligent, courage, wisdom, vision, passion, effective management of both human and materials resources, uncommon love for the poor, uncommon loyalty to His Leaders and Benefactors, faith in God e.t.c.
All these qualities are striking and unique but the one that stands out of these qualities and which is very rare to find among Nigeria politicians is His uncommon loyalty to His Leaders most especially, His loyalty to His Mentor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Jagaban Borgu and the Asiwaju of Lagos. Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola is ready to do anything, and I repeat, anything to protect the interest of Asiwaju. This quality is very rare, because most of the Nigeria politicians loyalty end where the benefits from a Leader stops. That of Aregbesola as we all know is different. To buttress my point, during the trial of Asiwaju Tinubu at Code of conduct Bureau in Abuja, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola was very concerned and gave all necessary supports to Asiwaju. Also during the screening of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He gave an uncommon accolade to all our Leaders in APC from the South West, most especially, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. It is to be noted that, it was only Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola that recognised His Leaders as such.
This attribute of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, which some of us are trying to emulate is in tandem with the Quranic injunction which enjoin us to always show appreciation to Allah and our Benefactors. May Allah continue to protect, guide and elevate our Leader, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola. Happy 63rd birthday, long life and prosperity.
From Kolapo Alimi.