Connect with us

Entertainment

Buhari salutes Okoya at 78

Published

on

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Chairman of the Eleganza Group of companies, Chief Rasaq Okoya, on his 78th birthday.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President felicitated with all business associates, family and friends of the businessman.

He noted that Okoya, through vision, hard work and entrepreneurship completely altered the business landscape of Nigeria, and West Africa, by starting a cottage industry in the early 70s that blossomed into a multi-billion naira empire, with a strong household name.

 

The statement read in part, “The President commends the Aare of Lagos for his generosity in providing for the less privileged, especially scholarships for people to further their education, and funds to jump-start small businesses, which he personally provides mentorship.

“President Buhari believes the Chairman of the Eleganza Group of companies, and his likes in the country, have set the right standards for weaning the country off dependence on one commodity, and assuaging the growing thirst for start-ups by exploring the benefits of personal savings, investments and building global business conglomerates.

“The President prays that the almighty God will give Chief Okoya good health, longer life and more strength to serve the country and humanity.”

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Latest News

top stories2 days ago

nPDP To Continue Agitations After APC Convention – Baraje

Aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) under the guise of new Peoples Democratic Party(nPDP) have vowed that the...

Royal2 days ago

Oluwo@51: Oba Akanbi is a rare King—-Olowu of Kuta

The Olowu of Kuta kingdom, Oba Ahmed Adekunle Makama Tegbosun lll, has felicitated with the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdul...

news3 days ago

BREAKING…. UITH gets new substantive CMD

A substantive Chief Medical Director has been appointed for the University od Ilorin Teaching Hospital. He is Professor Yusuf Abdullahi,...

news3 days ago

We didn’t sponsor candidates to study in China— Perm Sec

Aminat Isah, Abuja The Federal Ministry of Transportation has debunked rumour of purported recruitment of candidates to study Railway Engineering...

news4 days ago

Exclusive……ZAMFARA KILLINGS: Irregularities looms as corruption persist

Contrary to claim by the Federal Government that 2000 special security personnel was deployed to Zamfara to tackle increasing cases...

news4 days ago

Don’t admit Saraki into PDP—-Kunle Sulyman

PdpA chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara, Alhaji Kunle Suleiman has warned leadership of the party against...

Politics4 days ago

nPDP Members Will Attend APC Convention – Baraje

Aggrieved members of the All Progressives( APC) in the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) fold – led by Alhaji Abubakar...

Politics4 days ago

6,800 delegates to vote at APC Convention

No fewer than 6,800 delegates are expected to vote for aspirants contesting for positions in the National Working Committee of the...

Politics4 days ago

2018 Budget: NASS not department in presidency

Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sen. Dino Melaye, on Thursday said that the National Assembly was not a...

Business and Economy4 days ago

We are determined to ensure 2018 budget is executed effectively- FG

  The Federal Government says in spite of the delay in signing the 2018 Appropriation Bill into law, it is determined...

Advertisement

Copyright © 2017 Royal News.

%d bloggers like this: