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Adenuga gets Buhari’s plaudits at 70



Mike Adenuga


President Muhammadu Buhari had lauded the sterling business and humanitarian qualities of Nigerian business icon, Dr Mike Adenuga Jr., who turned 70 years old on April 29.

In a statement issued from the Presidency by Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, the President rejoiced with Dr Adenuga, “whose charity and goodwill continue to inspire, attracting local and global recognitions, including three national honours, OON, CON and GCON”.

President Buhari also affirmed the impact of Dr Mike Adenuga’s “visionary leadership on Nigeria’s economy, setting the pace for investments in oil and gas, telecoms, real estate, banking, construction and hospitality, with remarkable presence in supporting entertainment, sports and African culture, within and outside the country”.

He commended Dr Adenuga for his courage, humility and dedication to nation-building, and for always placing the interest of Nigeria first, and “welfare of the people, by ensuring that all his ventures and investments uphold human values of empathy, appreciation, trust and respect”.

As Dr Adenuga marks the 70th year on earth, the President believes the numerous national and global awards bestowed on him over the years are well deserved. Such awards that have been bestowed on Dr Adenuga include the highest individual honour for a private citizen in Nigeria, GCON, and such others like “The Companion of the Star of Ghana” from Ghana and “Commander of the Legion of Honour” by French President, Emmanuel Macron.

President Buhari prayed for the continued good health, strength and sound mind for Dr Adenuga, who is Otunba Apesin of Ijebu-land.