By Akeem Abas
In a statement issued by his media aide, Yekeen Olaniyi, and made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Ibadan, Folarin also lauded Alao-Akala for living a life of service to humanity and encouraging upcoming leaders in Oyo State.
“The former governor remains indelible in the minds of numerous people of Oyo State. I commend our brand new septuagenarian for ensuring meaningful impacts in all the local government areas of the state.
“As you mark your birthday in good health surrounded by family members and friends, I convey to you my family’s good wishes and that of the entire people of Oyo Central Senatorial District,” Folarin said.
The three-term senator thanked Alao-Akala for his inspiring service to the people, wishing him God’s immeasurable blessings and robust health.
Similarly, Ogbomoso First Community Initiative, a philanthropic and non-partisan association, also congratulated Alao- Akala on the occasion of his 70th birthday.
The group in a congratulatory message signed by its President, Ademola Dare-Williams , described Alao- Akala as a consummate politician, astute administrator and lover of the masses.
Dare-Williams said that the celebrator impacted positively on the lives of the people while serving as the governor of Oyo State.
According to him, Alao- Akala’s main focus was the upliftment of the masses through the execution of people-oriented projects.
“As governor, a great number of the people enjoyed the dividends of democracy through job creation and economic empowerment while artisans, petty traders and market women witnessed great improvement in their trade,” he said.