You remain intellectual, ethical force in Nigeria’s political sphere – Alli eulogizes Ladoja at 79


Senator Sharafadeen Alli (APC-Oyo South) says at 79, Otun-Olubadan of Ibadanland and former governor of Oyo State, High Chief Rashidi Ladoja remains intellectual and ethical force in Nigeria’s political sphere.

This is contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Akeem Abas and made available to newsmen in Ibadan.

Alli, the Senate Committee Chairman on INEC, rejoiced with the elder statesman, respected politician, farmer, industrialist, former senator and his political father as he clocked 79.

He said that Ladoja’s political trajectory has been marked by his commitment to the welfare of his people, while upholding the rule of law, social justice, and fairness.

“His selfless contributions to the upliftment of the people of Oyo State, Nigeria and Africa have been immeasurable,” he said.

Alli said Ladoja as governor, spearheaded significant developmental projects that boosted the economic growth and social welfare of the people of Oyo State.

The lawmaker said that Ladoja’s tenure
was marked by a legacy of exceptional statesmanship and stewardship, which still reverberated till today.

He said that Ladoja exemplified the profound pride and cultural heritage of the Yoruba race, adding he has undoubtedly contributed immensely to preserving Yoruba customs and values.

Alli said that Ladoja was well known for his philanthropy, which has extended to various spheres of the society.

The lawmaker said that Ladoja has remained mentor, father, and guide to many of them in the political space.

“His maturity, wisdom, and sagacity enable him to provide counsel and guidance for navigating the complexities of Nigerian politics while keeping his integrity and principles,” he said.

“I join family, friends, well-wishers, and Nigerians in congratulating High Chief Rashidi Ladoja on his 79th Birthday.

“May God continue to uphold and bless him with long life, good health, and prosperity. Happy Birthday, Baba!,” he said.


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