The Chairman, Senate committee on Industries and the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA has congratulated the Chairman, Geregu Power PLC, *Mr Femi Otedola (CON)*, on his 60th landmark birthday. Mr Otedola who turned 60 today was born on November 4, 1962.
Senator Abiru, in his congratulatory letter described the Epe-born business tycoon and frontline philanthropist as a great asset to Nigeria and Africa as a whole. He said the son of the former governor of Lagos State has proven his mettle in business through perseverance and built one of the most profitable conglomerates that ever came out of Africa.
The #DoingGood Senator commended Mr Otedola for his outstanding contributions to the overall development of his hometown, Epe and Lagos State at large and Nigeria in general. He said history will always be kind to him for the many lives he has impacted and economic opportunities he provided for thousands of Nigerians.
“ On behalf of my family and the good people of Lagos East Senatorial District, I heartily congratulate my dear brother, Mr Femi Otedola, CON, an entrepreneur per excellence and illustrious son of Epe, Lagos State, on the occasion of his 60th birthday on Friday, November 4, 2022.
“From the days of humble beginning at CentreForce Limited, you strived for excellence in the highly competitive finance and investments space. The traits of a serial entrepreneur gradually became pronounced in the way you venture into Insurance, Shipping, Real Estates, Commodity trading, etc. Like a man with midas touch, everything you touched turned to gold!
“To the admiration of many, you have always displayed unusual business dexterity in identifying treasures in sectors many feared. You opened up the diesel market in Nigeria, and became the de facto leader in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector. Today, you are driving the transformation in the power sector with your Geregu Power!
“My dear brother, we are proud of your sterling achievements as one of Africa’s frontline business tycoons. You have consistently demonstrated that the purpose of wealth is essentially to lift others and to bring succor to those in dire need. Your philanthropy in education, sports, medicare etc are attestations to your good deeds.
“Your outstanding contributions to the overall development of not only Epe but Lagos State at large and Nigeria in general are well appreciated. We pray that God Almighty will continue to bless you and yours as you celebrate your Diamond Jubilee. Ameen”, Senator Abiru wrote.