Buhari Celebrates Former Chairman of Nestle Nigeria, Osunkeye at 80


President Muhammadu Buhari has warmly congratulated former Chairman of Nestle Nigeria Plc, Olusegun Oladipo Osunkeye, CON, on his 80th birthday which would come up tomorrow, September 7.

The President joined family, friends and professional colleagues to celebrate Osunkeye, describing him as an “outstanding manager, administrator and board room guru, who has left an indelible mark on the corporate world.”

Buhari felicitated with Osunkeye on the auspicious occasion of reflections and thanksgiving, “heralded by years of service to the nation and humanity, which attracted multiple recognitions at home and abroad, including Award for Excellence in Christian Stewardship as Benevolent Partner by Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion.”

The President noted, with appreciation, “choices made by the astute administrator to favour Nigeria on investments, encouragement of local content, which led to huge expansions in agriculture, and creation of employment for a large number of people as Managing Director/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.”

As Osunkeye turns 80 tomorrow, Buhari said “his contributions to development of education in Nigeria, and efforts to improve the pharmaceutical and medical institutions in the country will continue to stand out, particularly his focus on giving opportunities to the poor and underprivileged.”

The President, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina prayed God to continue to bless the former Chairman of Nestle with longer life and good health to keep serving the nation.

Idowu Sowunmi