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Osoba, Okoya-Thomas, And Others Honor Bala Yesufu At 60

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Bala Yesufu

FUNSHO AKINWALE

A great day it was indeed as friends, family members and colleagues gathered at NIIA, Victoria-Island, Lagos, to honour Cadbury West Africa’s Director, Corporate and Government Affairs, Mr. Bala Yesufu on his 60th birthday.

Yesufu who consistently referred to as a man with a large and a ceaseless giver marked the momentous occasion in style.

Celebrating the day, Bala also had a  public presentation/launch of his book titled Export Architecture Roadmap, The Nigerian and Global Perspectives”

Okoya Thomas and Ganiu Solomon

Popular compere, Gbenga Adeyinka 1st anchored the event and former Ogun State Governor, Aremo Olusegun Osoba was Chairman of the occasion.

The event which began with an opening prayer by the famous broadcaster, Bimbo Oloyede attracted a number of distinguished personalities.

Bala and Osoba

The Book Reviewer, Publisher, Business Day, Mr. Frank Aigbogun, noted that “the author offers almost free consultancy to those who will read this book”.

He noted that the book breaks down the export business and goes ahead to provide a list of products that could be exported while also providing potential markets for them.

In his speech, Mr. Bala Yesufu thanked everyone for the honor.

Bala and wife

He urged the government to consider building a railway line that will link Sagamu and Apapa.

This, he believed will ease the Apapa-Oshodi gridlock.

He thereafter presented plaques to special guests in appreciation of their contribution to the ceremony.

Among the dignitaries at the event includes Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. (Mrs.) Idiat Oluranti Adebule, Dr Reuben Abati,and  Hon. Jumoke Okoya-Thomas.

Dehinde Harrison ( Chairman Ebony Funeral Home) with Micheal Effiong ( Editor Ovation Media Group)

Others are Hon. Kola Adefemi, Mr. Lincoln Afolabi Ojo, Senator Ganiyu Solomon, Mr. Dehinde Harrison, Rtn. Jide Akeredolu, Mrs. Tosin Alobo-Bakare, Prince Bisi Olatilo, and Mr. Bola Akingbade.

Senator Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon
Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Godwin Kanu
Mr. & Mrs. Bala Yesufu
Mike Effiong ( Editor Ovation Media Group) with Azu Arinze ( Publisher Yes International Magazine)
Gbenga Adeyinka with Mr. & Mrs. Bala Yesufu

Photo Credit: King Solomon Ekhaiyeme

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