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Dignitaries join Obasanjo to celebrate wife, Bola, at 70

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Dignitaries join Obasanjo to celebrate wife, Bola, at 70

Obasanjo and Bola, his wife at the 70th birthday thanksgiving service in Abeokuta, Ogun State

Published By: Ayorinde Oluokun

By Adejoke Adeleye/Abeokuta

Dignitaries across the country on Wednesday joined former President Olusegun Obasanjo for the celebration of the 70th birthday of Bola, his wife, at a thanksgiving service held at Chapel of Christ the Glorious King of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Bola Obasanjo turns 70 on the 29th of November 2023.

Speaking at the thanksgiving service orchestrated by the General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye and his wife Pastor (Mrs) Foluke Adeboye, Obasanjo said his wife deserved to come before God with the array of well-wishers to give thanks for attaining the Platinum Jubilee.

Earlier, while reading the second Bible lesson of the service from Psalm 103: “Let all that I have praise the Lord”, Mrs. Obasanjo who radiated joy and happiness throughout the about two-hour event declared that the former President brought her exposure and satisfaction, as she knelt to publicly acknowledged the support.

The congregation thundered with applause, as some described the action as one of the visible treats of the celebrant; humility and respect.

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Also, Obasanjo read from Psalm 95; “Come let us sing to the Lord. Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation” which he noted indicated that the celebrant deserve to rejoice.

Speaking at the event, Gov. Abiodun said Mrs. Obasanjo is a proud daughter of Remoland, “who without doubt is a good wife, good companion and friend, and she is a good Christian.”

Obasanjo was joined at the thanksgiving service by Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun and his wife Bamidele, prominent traditional rulers, politicians, religious leaders, business moguls and members of the diplomatic community to celebrate the 70th birthday of his wife.

Notable among those present are the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, Olowu of Owu, Oba Prof. Saka Matemilola, Olu Ibara, Oba Jacob Omolade, Osile of Oke-Ona Egba, Oba Adedapo Tejuoso, Oba Akinale, Oba Femi Ogunleye and Oba Ibogun Olaoogun, Oba Sunday Adebayo among other traditional rulers in attendance.

Wife of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Pastor Foluke Adeboye, Mama Esther Ajayi, Ebenezer Obey, Ogun State Christian Association of Nigeria, Tunde Akinsanya, Rev. Adekunle of the Anglican Church and other men of God across the state.

Also present at the event were former ministers Kemi Adeosun and Chief Mrs. Akande, Chief Kunle Ojora, Chief Molade Okoya and wife, wife of the former governor, Mrs. Funso Amosun, Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa former SSG during Amosun’s administration, Deputy Governors, Salmatu Badru, (Ogun), Erelu Obada (Osun), Chairman of O’dua Investment Company, Otunba Abimbola Ashiru, Chief Joju Fadairo, Chinese Consul General in Nigeria, Mr and Mrs. Odera Ozoka, Tonye Cole, Mrs. Okoli (Mama EMZOR) and the Secretary General of the Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, Dr. Okay Emuchay among others.

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