By Seyifunmi Odunuga
Former Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Hon. Segun Ogunwuyi, Peter Ayoade, has felicitated with the Oyo Council Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Ademola Babalola, on his 45th birthday.
While celebrating Babalola whom he called his leader, Ayoade extolled his virtues, describing him as a rare gem, treasure of indelible values, icon of knowledge who is invaluable to the universe.
Ayoade also described his boss as a timely Angel in the time of distress.
“The value of a man’s existence is not only in the abundance of his possessions or knowledge but much more in his contributions to the development of human existence.
He continued, “Thank you for being such a wonderful leader and for giving us your shoulders every time we need them and especially for the absolute trust.
“Your admirers are many, the real are few.
Peter stated further, “I want you to know that this day is not only important to you but also to all of us who love you, because it is the best opportunity to thank God for having you. May you have a great day in such a beautiful day.
“You are a rare gem, treasure of indelible values, icon of knowledge, priceless jewel and great asset to this generation.
“Alhaji Ademola Babalola a.k.a DEMBAB, you are a timely Angel in the time of distress, the twinkling star in the direction of a promise land and agent of change in this corruptible world.
“You have imprinted your foot on the sand of time.
“I say with much honour that you are invaluable to the universe.
“Happy birthday to a mentor, leading leader who leads by example, efficient, versatile, eloquent number one journalist in the Pacesetter state.
“May God bless your new age beyond measurable measures, may your estimations and intentions in the coming years come to reality, you will celebrate more years on earth and your heart will be filled with joy. All that have been positioned for your fall will end up being your stepping stones and the rest of your life will be the best of your life, Peter Ayoade said.
Also, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Oyo State, Engineer Olasunkanmi Joseph Tegbe, has congratulated the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State Council, Comrade Ademola Babalola, as he clocked 45.
Tegbe in a statement made available to Reporters At Large, described Babalola as a man of integrity, excellence, purpose, nation builder and core humanist.
He also lauded Dembab for his contributions to the profession of journalism and his service to humanity at large.
He said: “Happy birthday to a man of integrity; a man of excellence and purpose; a nation builder and core humanist, Alhaji Demola Babalola (Dembab).
“Your contribution to the noble profession of journalism and your service to humanity at large is worthy of commendation.
“You have etched your name in gold as a relentless pursuer of truth, and as an amazing bridge builder.
“I wish you many more fruitful years in good health.”