The 2023 Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi on Tuesday, celebrated a legal icon and founder of Afe Babalola University, Chief Afe Babalola, on the 60th anniversary of his call to bar.
Celebrating the legal luminary via his Twitter account on Tuesday, Obi stated that the phenomenal achievement belongs to a man of unusual stature and excellence, noting that he has had three streams of significant lifetime achievements.
According to him, Chief Babalola’s achievement in the legal profession in Nigeria is an indisputable milestone, which serves as an inspiration to many others.
Similarly, he said the legal luminary has achieved an educator par excellence with the conspicuous attestation of the nationally and globally esteemed Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, as well as unrivalled social-economic and industrial developer of Ekiti State.
“I join the family, friends and associates of Chief Afe Babalola, CON, OFR, SAN, all over the world, to congratulate and celebrate him on his 60th call to bar anniversary celebration.
“This phenomenal achievement belongs to a man of unusual stature and excellence.
“Chief Afe Babalola CON, OFR, SAN have had three streams of significant lifetime achievements. First as an indisputable giant of the legal profession in Nigeria.
“Second, as an educator par excellence with the conspicuous attestation of the nationally and globally esteemed Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, ABUAD; and a ten million pounds endowment at kings college, University of London for the benefit of African scholars.
“Third, as a pioneering and unrivalled socioeconomic and industrial developer of Ekiti state. Above all, he is an uncommon Nigerian role model and moral beacon who have taught us the virtue that it is possible to attain great wealth without being compromised by the Nigerian corruption syndrome.
“I thank and cherish you for the great reception and affection you lavished on me when I visited you during my presidential campaign stop at Ado Ekiti. Yours is indeed a most compelling demonstration of grass to riches narrative.
“At 93 years and still going strong, coupled with your peerless lifetime accomplishments, including the blessing of a great family life, I readily conclude that God has favoured you,” he wrote.
He however prayed that the legal luminary will contain to be a testimony of professional excellence and a man after God’s heart.
“May you continue to be a testimony of professional excellence, private and public charity and philanthropy, industry, drive, success, and a man after God’s heart,” he prayed.