Lagos State governor,
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has
congratulated his wife
and the state’s First Lady,
Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, on
her 55th birthday.
Mrs Sanwo-Olu, a medical doctor, clocked 55
years on Saturday
In a statement by his
Chief Press Secretary,
Gboyega Akosile, and
made available to newsmen on Saturday, Sanwo-Olu described his wife
as a courageous, amiable
and kind-hearted and
also, his strong pillar of
He said the First Lady,
a thoroughbred medical
practitioner who represents the league of
the brightest minds and
pride of the profession,
had touched the lives of
millions of Nigerians
and Lagosians, first as
a medical practitioner
and currently as First
Lady of Lagos, since his
assumption of office on
May 29, 2019.
“On behalf of the good
people of Lagos State, I
heartily congratulate my
beloved wife, friend and
reliable partner of many
years, on the occasion of
her 55th birthday.
“Attaining the age of 55
years in grace, elegance
and good health is worth
celebrating because of
her remarkable contributions to the family, medical profession, Lagos
State and humanity,” the
governor said.
Sanwo-Olu stressed
that over the years, his
wife had contributed immensely to the health sector, especially as a medical practitioner in Lagos
State Civil Service.
He said: “You served
Lagos State government
passionately for over 25
years, climbing the ladder to become the Chief
Medical Director and
Chief Executive Officer
at Harvey Road Comprehensive Health Centre in
Yaba and later at the General Hospital, Somolu.
“You are one of my
back bones and great supporters during the electioneering that brought
me into office on May 29,
2019 as the 15th governor
of Lagos State.
“You contributed and
participated in the Health
Mission of our campaign
train that transverse all
the nooks and crannies
of the state, especially
the grassroots and riverine communities to offer
free medical services to
millions of Lagosians,
particularly the needy
and the downtrodden,
who couldn’t afford to pay
for such health services.
“Since you became the
First Lady of Lagos, you
have shown passion and
commitment to issues relating to health, women
and the girl child.
“And as women and
children advocate, you
have been vocal in your
campaign against sexual and gender-based
violence, especially
on issues affecting the
younger generations.
”On this occasion of
your 55th birthday, I pray
that God will continue to
be with you, grant you
good health to enable
you render more service
to our beloved dear State,
the medical profession
and humanity.”

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