Saturday, April 29, 2023

Breaking: Mike Adenuga Jnr at 70: Buhari, Osinbajo, Macron, and Others Commemorate the Occasion

On April 29, 2023, President Muhammadu Buhari celebrated the 70th birthday of renowned

Nigerian businessman and philanthropist, Dr. Mike Adenuga, Jnr. Alongside the President, several other world leaders, including the Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, President of France, Emmanuel Macron, former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, former President of Benin Republic, Dr. Thomas Boni Yayi, President of African Development Bank Group, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, and the Vice President of Liberia, Dr. Jewel Howard Taylor, also sent congratulatory messages to Adenuga.


President Buhari celebrated Adenuga's entrepreneurial spirit and philanthropic works, which have brought recognition to Nigeria and Africa at large. He praised Adenuga's visionary leadership and the significant impact it has had on Nigeria's economy, citing his investments in oil and gas, telecoms, real estate, banking, construction, and hospitality. Adenuga has also shown remarkable presence in supporting entertainment, sports, and African culture within and outside the country.


Buhari extolled Adenuga's courage, humility, and dedication to nation-building, always placing the interest of the nation first and ensuring that all his ventures and investments uphold human values of empathy, appreciation, trust, and respect. The President believed that the numerous national and global awards that Adenuga has received are well-deserved, including the highest individual honour for a private citizen in Nigeria, GCON, and many others of high note like "The Companion of the Star of Ghana" from Ghana and "Commander of the Legion of Honour" by French President, Emmanuel Macron.


Vice President Osinbajo acknowledged Adenuga's immense contributions to Nigeria's socio-economic development, building indigenous brands across business sectors into international icons. He described Adenuga as "a true national asset" and stated that his patriotism and personal commitment to Nigeria's development is a beacon of light and an inspiration to many, especially young people at home and on the continent.


President Macron praised Adenuga's tremendous contribution to the strengthening of the relationship between Nigeria and France on many aspects, acknowledging that France holds a special place in Adenuga's heart. Macron saw in Adenuga's remarks and the success of his activities the perfect illustration of the vibrant Nigerian entrepreneurial spirit and an exemplary winning partnership between France and Nigeria over the long term. He thanked Adenuga for the Mike Adenuga Foundation, which is helping Nigerians and other African citizens achieve social and economic independence. Macron also appreciated him for establishing the Mike Adenuga Center - Alliance Francaise, which has become the major architectural and cultural landmark of Lagos and a considerable asset for the cultural visibility of France in Nigeria and the dialogue between our cultures, with no equivalent on the continent.


Dr. Jewel Howard Taylor praised Adenuga for his amazing, impactful, and yet quiet life, and acknowledged the stellar record he has set in many spheres of life, making resourceful impacts in the lives of many - both the great and small across the world. Dr. Adesina of the African Development Bank Group celebrated Adenuga's sublime business acumen and accomplishments, which have been very impressive, with his massive investments across various industries, covering oil and gas and telecoms, among others. Dr. Adesina commended Adenuga for demonstrating great commitment to the growth and development of Africa, showcasing Africa as a great investment destination and showing the power of his business ingenuity. Through his philanthropic activities, Adenuga continues to support and impact the lives of others with kindness and generosity.


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