Betty Akeredolu@70: Edema lauds her contributions to women’s, girl-child development
The Commissioner who represented Ondo State on the governing board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Hon. Gbenga Edema, has extended warm congratulations and glowing tributes to the First Lady of the state, Arabirin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, on her attainment of the 70-year landmark.
While describing the First Lady as a woman of immense grace, wisdom, and compassion, Edema stated that she has no doubt been an integral part of the state’s success story, stressing that she has dedicated herself to various noble causes, leaving an indelible impact on the lives of countless individuals in the state and beyond.
Edema, in a tribute personally signed by him, expressed deep admiration for Betty, also known as Ada Owerri 1, for her unwavering commitment to community development and her tireless efforts to uplift the less privileged.
The erstwhile lawmaker added that, over the years, she has championed numerous initiatives aimed at empowering women and the girl-child with her philanthropic endeavours, touching the lives of many and providing opportunities and hope to those in need.
He acknowledged her unwavering support and immense sacrifices, enabling her husband, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, to effectively serve the people of Ondo State. He expressed his gratitude for her strength and resilience, calling her “a pillar of support and an epitome of grace.”
Edema said, “I am thrilled to send my warmest congratulations on your 70th birthday! As the wife of our dear Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo State, you have shown remarkable strength, grace, elegance, and resilience in your role as the First Lady, which confirms you as a woman of substance.
“You have no doubt inspired many with your unwavering dedication to your family, community, Ondo State, and country.
“With the milestones recorded, you have achieved so much and touched the lives of countless people, particularly with your great initiative, BEMORE, with which many young girls have rediscovered themselves and are doing wonders not only in Nigeria but across the world.
“Your unwavering commitment to improving the lives of others is truly remarkable, and your contributions have had a profound impact on society. This you have done through BRECAN and FOWOSO, which have continued to be referenced beyond the shores of the country.
“As a role model for women everywhere, you have shown that with hard work, dedication, and perseverance, anything is possible.
“On this special occasion, I wish you an abundance of joy, love, and happiness. May your birthday be filled with the warmth of family, the love of friends, and the gratitude of those whose lives you have touched. May you continue to inspire others for many years to come.
“Once again, congratulations on this milestone birthday, and I wish you all the very best for the future.”