Lagos agog as Wale Akinbola marks 50th birthday
The Oke-Eletu community Ijede, Ikorodu, Lagos state on Saturday was agog as Mr Wale Akinbola celebrated his 50th year anniversary.
Akinbola, the Chief Executive Officer of Entrance city international(CEO) was described by all as a man of honour and integrity.
They described him as someone that accepts and loves people regardless of who they are.
The event attracted notable personalities within and outside the state.
The president of the Alumni club of Onitolo community High School Surulere 94, Lagos state Mr Clement Adesanya described Wale as a classmate of high repute.
“Today we’re glad and rejoicing because the Lord has taught us to number this day as the 50th birthday of our classmate ‘Wale Akinbola for he’s a jolly good fellow.
“In our friendship of over three decades right from primary to secondary school days and till date we share memories of our humble beginning.
“We’re celebrating an amiable, easy going personality. I always remember Wale for his neatness and well ironed school uniforms and being a good instrumentalist, he has flair for musical instruments.
Barrister Bolaji Fashipe, a staff of Entrance city international said he cannot forget how Wale brought him out of hopelessness and joblessness.
“He gave me something to live on, his contribution to my life is too numerous to mention, he is more than a boss to me, in fact he is a brother and I want to say may he continue to shine”.
Mrs Oluyemi Akinbola, the wife of the celebrant said her husband was the man that turned her life around positively.
“His life style is filled with love,care,hospitality, kindness and he is a very hard working man.
“He is a kind of person that is respectful and humble, he wants everybody around him to be transparent, he never forgets the burdens of others and he tries to help carry some on his shoulders.
“He loves doing the will of God, he listens and takes care of everyone around him both his family and relatives.
“Looking back to the humble beginning of our journey so far ,I give all the glory to God almighty because He is always there for us through the times of ups and downs in life and God has never forsaken us”, she added.
Mrs Fisayo Ajayi, the chairperson of Joint Association of Beautiful Estate(JABE) described the celebrants as a good philanthropist with an open mind, great achievement, humility, responsibility and doggedness.
“We could identify these characters in you within a short time of your staying in this community, therefore, we wish you supernatural season of joy and full happiness.
“All your wishes in life will come true, a greater height in all your pursuits in life in Jesus name, in good health and sound mind to enjoy your life.
“We are so proud of you and privileged to be associated with you,once again Happy birthday”, she added.
In his short tribute, Elder Dare Afolabi Silas,the chairman of Ososanya/Bello Balogun street forum described Wale as simple in his approach.
“I have known him over eighteen years to be a straight forward person, a person that likes honest people, what he hates most is dishonesty.
“Wale is someone that always ready to fight until Justice prevails, always ready to do the will of the Almighty God and he is a cheerful giver”.
The celebrant, Wale, while giving a short story on his journey of life so far, said he has experienced very difficult stages of life but returned all the glory to God almighty.
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Wale noted that without God he wouldn’t have been where he is today. He said he grew from being a truck boy to chief executive officer.
“I’m married to a beautiful damsel and blessed with children”, he added