President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated industrialist and Chairman of the Eleganza Group of companies, Chief Rasaq Akanni Okoya on his 78th birthday anniversary.
Buhari’s congratulatory message is contained in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina in Abuja, as he joined all business associates, family and friends to celebrate the businessman.
He noted that through vision, hard work and entrepreneurship, Okoya had completely altered the business landscape of Nigeria and West Africa, by starting a cottage industry in the early 70’s that blossomed into a multibillion Naira empire, with a strong household name.
He commended the Aare of Lagos for his generosity in providing for the less privileged, especially scholarships for the indigent students to further their education and funds for small businesses, which he personally mentored.
According to the President, Okoya and his likes in the country have set the right standards for weaning the country off dependence on oil.
He added that their activities had also reduced the growing thirst for start-ups by exploring the benefits of personal savings, investments and building global business conglomerates.
President Buhari prayed God to give Okoya good health, long life and more strength to further serve the country and humanity.
Source :Nigeria Guardian