President Muhammadu Buhari has heartily felicitated with Ogun State-born businessman and eminent philanthropist, Sir (Dr) Kesington Adebukunola Adebutu (CON) popular as Baba Ijebu as he clocks 82 today. The President made the gesture on behalf of the Federal Government and his family.
A statement from the State House on Thursday signed by Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Femi Adesina, said the President lauds Sir Adebutu’s contributions to the growth of the economy through his businesses, and the provision of jobs to thousands of Nigerians, especially the youth.
“He also commends the business acumen, hard work and sheer determination which enabled the celebrant to rise from humble beginnings to currently sit atop a business empire,” said the statement.
While affirming that Sir Adebutu’s philanthropic programmes under the auspices of the Kesington Adebukunola Adebutu Foundation have made life more meaningful for less privileged Nigerians, the President described his donations made to educational and religious organisations as being worthy of emulation.
Such contributions, the President noted, have endeared him to Nigerians from all parts of the country.
It is the President’s prayer that Almighty God will grant Sir Adebutu, a recipient of several chieftaincy titles and honorary doctorate degrees, good health and longer life to continue rendering selfless services to his fatherland and humanity.