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President Tinubu extols virtues of Dele Alake at 67

Dr. Oladele Alake, Honourable Minister for Solid Minerals Development

*Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu says he cherishes the patriotism, unwavering dedication to service, and over four-decade long close relationship with Dr. Oladele Alake, Minister for Solid Minerals Development, on the occasion of the latter’s 67th birthday

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has extolled the virtues of Dr. Oladele Alake, Honourable Minister for Solid Minerals Development, his long-time ally and confidant on the occasion of his 67th birthday.

Tinubu Friday, October 6, 2023, stated that he  cherishes Dr. Alake’s patriotism and unwavering dedication to service, as well as the close relationship they have shared over the span of four decades.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser (SA) to the President on Media and Publicity, said Tinubu also  reflected on the long journey they had embarked upon together, from the Minister’s days as Editor of the National Concord to his tenure as the Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Lagos State during the President’s service as the Executive Governor of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007, all the way through to their most recent and extraordinary journey into the State House, in Abuja, FCT.

The President declared: “Through it all, Dele has proved to be a partner and worthy brother.”

He further affirmed that Hon. Oladele Alake possesses uncommon versatility and strength of character that leave a lasting impression on everyone he encounters, imparting the true essence of loyalty, trust, respect and empathy.

“The President thanks the accomplished public servant for his loyalty over the years, both in times of triumph and in times of difficulty.

“President Tinubu looks forward to many more years of great memories, successes, and continued camaraderie,” the Presidential aide noted in the statement.

Tinubu said as “the beloved celebrant embarks on a new chapter of service to our nation”, he joined family, friends and well-wishers at home and abroad in offering heartfelt prayers, seeking divine guidance and success for the Honourable Minister for Solid Minerals Development in his new assignment.

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