The Press Officer on Local Matters to Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Abdulganiyu Abdulquadri has showered encomium on Senator Rafiu Ibrahim as he clocked 55 years.
In a congratulatory message personally signed by him and issued on Sunday, Abdulganiyu Abdulqadir celebrates the exemplary character of Senator Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim and his immeasurable passion towards making the lives of the people better.
According to him, “In my journey of life, I have met several personalities who, as a person, have influenced me in special ways. I however must admit that you stand out.
The Press Officer to Saraki noted that the lawmaker who represented Kwara South in the 8th Senate, has not only tutored him to be a better person, but relates with his subordinates as a younger generation of people who he is obligated to nurture and bring the best out of in the overall interest of the society.
Abdulganiyu said, “I am personally proud of you as a leader who has taught us to be cautious in the personal pursuit of a good life, but to prioritize sacrifice and making the life of the people around us better.
“Your simplicity, humility, intelligence, charisma, generosity and ability to listen to the people no matter how lowly, are distinct qualities that distinguishes you and makes me as a person choose you as a mentor, leader and role model.
Abdulganiyu described his relationship with the Ojoku-born banker turned politician as an awesome experience, “one that has contributed to who I am today,” he said.
“You have brought out the best in me and also connected me to higher places. I do not take it for granted. I thus, say that my choice of you as a leader and mentor is a decision I cherish so much.
“A day like this presents an opportunity to say THANK YOU for everything you do sir. I am proud of you as a leader and will always be behind you,” he said.
He prayed God to grant Dr Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim long life in sound health as he strives to do much more in helping the people, impacting lives, putting smile on faces and developing the society.