Presidents, Governors, Others Attend Sen. Oloriegbe’s Book Launch in Abuja
By Alabidun Shuaib Abdulrahman
The Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory on Tuesday was in agog as the Senator representing Kwara Central at the National Assembly, Dr. Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe launched a book and a humanitarian foundation.
The book: “Paragon of Virtue,” chronicles the birth, growth as well as adulthood of the Senator. It was co-written by seasoned writers-cum-journalists of notes: Olakunle Adewumi and Akinyemi Adeolu.
The two-in-one event held at International Conference Center, Abuja was in commemoration of the birthday of the lawmaker who clocked sixty on the 12th of November last year.
Meanwhile, the 285 pages book was spontaneously reviewed by a renowned National Labour leader and consummate politician, Comrade Issa Aremu, who gave an overview and complete review of the contents of the book, thereby making it more appealing to the prospective readers in attendance.
While lauding his colleague, the Nigeria’s Senate President, Distinguished Senator Ahmed Lawan, who doubles as the chairman of the occasion said the achievements recorded within the space of two years in the National Assembly by Senator Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe as the Chairman of Senate Committee on Health and member of other various committees in the Red Chamber are incredible.
Lawan described the Senator as “A visionary and purposeful people’s servant, whose humble background influenced his leadership skills and horned his expertise amongst the senators of the federation.”
In the same vein, the Honourable Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, described Oloriegbe as a “Giant-killer and a fine gentleman of resounding intellect.” He extolled his leadership prowess and their blossoming relationship.
Also, the father of the occasion, the Chief of staff to the President of the Federation, Professor Ibraheem Agboola Gambari, in his remarks congratulated the celebrant whilst urging the youth to imbibe the startling CV of the senator to enable them have an edge ahead of their contemporaries.
While responding, the celebrant, Ibrahim Oloriegbe, said he was overwhelmed with the presence of the creme de la creme who came from various destinations to honour him, noting that it has become a challenge for him to intensify efforts in service to humanity.
He announced that all the proceeds from the book sale would be channeled into Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe Foundation which was also launched at the event with the aims of touching the lives of the needy and the less privileged.
“The foundation will focus on education, health, entrepreneurship and youth development,” he emphasised.
The occasion which was largely attended by the movers and shakers of the society has in attendance; the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Yahaya Abdullahi, Speaker House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq who was the Chief Host, Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, Ministers and Heads of various government MDA’s Senator Rochas Okorocha, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, Senator Seriake Dickson, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, Senator Sadiq Umar, Senator Lola Ashiru and numerous other Senators.
Also, Emir of Ilorin, Alh. (Dr) Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, the Emir of Tshonga, Dr. Haliru Yahaya, Business mogul, Hajia Muhinat Bola Shagayah, the party chieftains from Kwara State which includes, Mallam Saliu Mustapha, Mallam Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, Deputy Governor of Kwara State, Kayode Alabi, Hon. Moshood Mustapha, Hon. Raphael Adetiba, Hon. Benjamin Issa amongst others.