President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former Chairman of Nestle Nigeria Plc, Chief Olusegun Osunkeye, on his 80th birthday, Sept. 7, 2020.
In a congratulatory message by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Sunday Buhari joined family, friends and professional colleagues to celebrate with ”the outstanding manager, administrator and board room guru.”
The president noted with delight that Osunkeye had left an indelible mark on the corporate world.
He, therefore, felicitated with Osunkeye on the auspicious occasion of reflections and thanksgiving, heralded by years of service to the nation and humanity.
He also noted that Osunkeye’s contributions to humanity had continue to attract multiple recognitions at home and abroad, including Award for Excellence in Christian Stewardship as Benevolent Partner by Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion.
He notesd with appreciation, choices made by the astute administrator to favour Nigeria on investments and encouragement of local content.
He said, these had led to huge expansions in agriculture, and creation of employment for a large number of people as Chief Executive Officer of Nestle Nigeria Plc; Chairman, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria; Chairman,Lafarge Plc; Chairman, International Chamber of Commerce Nigeria and President Society for Corporate Governance, Nigeria.
According to him, Osunkeye’s contributions to development of education in Nigeria, and efforts to improve the pharmaceutical and medical institutions in the country will continue to stand out.
The president particularly lauded Osunkeye for his focus on giving opportunities to the poor and underprivileged.
He prayed that the almighty God would continue to bless the former Chairman of Nestle with longer life and good health to keep serving the nation.