Celebrating a Loyal Friend’s Birthday
On the occasion of Dele Alake’s 67th birthday, Nigerian President Bola
Tinubu took a moment to express his admiration and appreciation for his longtime friend and confidant.
In a press release from his media advisor, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu celebrated the virtues and qualities that have defined their enduring friendship.
Patriotism and Commitment to Service
President Tinubu highlighted Dele Alake’s unwavering commitment to service and his deep patriotism.
Over the course of four decades, the two friends had built a close bond based on shared values and a dedication to serving their country.
Alake’s contributions to various roles, including his time as the editor of the National Concord and commissioner for information and strategy in Lagos State during President Tinubu’s tenure as executive governor, were all part of their shared journey.
A Worthy Brother and Partner
The President emphasized that throughout their journey, Dele Alake had proven himself to be a worthy brother and partner.
His versatility and strength of character had left a lasting impression on everyone he encountered. Alake embodied qualities such as loyalty, trust, respect, and empathy, which had enriched their friendship and collaborations.
Gratitude for Loyalty
President Tinubu expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Dele Alake for his unwavering loyalty over the years, during both good and challenging times.
Their enduring friendship was a testament to the strength of their bond.
Anticipating More Years of Friendship
The President looked forward to many more years of unforgettable moments, shared achievements, and enduring camaraderie with Dele Alake.
Their friendship had stood the test of time, and President Tinubu anticipated a future filled with continued collaboration and shared experiences.
Prayers and Well-Wishes
President Tinubu joined family, friends, and well-wishers, both at home and abroad, in offering sincere prayers for Dele Alake’s success and divine guidance in his new position.
As the celebrant embarked on a new chapter of service to the country, the President extended his best wishes for a successful and fulfilling journey.
President Bola Tinubu celebrated his friendship with Dele Alake on the occasion of the latter’s 67th birthday, acknowledging the enduring qualities and contributions of his loyal friend and confidant.