Tributes

Message from Her Excellency Lady Cherry Igbinedion

I can write many paragraphs exalting the sterling qualities of my beloved husband, who has remained over the past 38 years my solid pillar of strength. However, I will reduce everything into a simple prayer
Dear God,
I thank you for giving me the best husband.
I thank you for giving me a father in a million of my four children, Omosede, Ovie, Amenze, Orobosa and our little grandson Alexander Osasere Akenzue II.  I thank you for giving me a husband with the fear of God.
I thank you for his humility
I thank you for his selfless service to his country and humanity.
I thank you for your grace upon him.
I thank you for his achievements.
I thank you for all he has infused into the entire HOUSE OF IGBINEDION
I thank you for making him the Commander of the Knights of your great Army-Defender of the Faith.
On his 81st Birthday God, I lift him up to you for continued blessings.
I pray you will renew him like the eagle while he commences his journey towards 82 years on earth.
May he always remember that you are the source of his every being.
Thank you God, in Jesus name. Amen.

Her Excellency, Lady Cherry L. Igbinedion

TRIBUTE TO MY FATHER, THE ESAMA OF THE UNIVERSE

“When others are sleeping, we are busy planning. And by the time they wake-up from sleep, we are busy implementing what will make life better for our people”.
These are the words of my father, His Excellency Sir Chief Dr. Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, CON, CFR, Esama of Benin Kingdom and an icon of our time.
Father, you have been a source of inspiration to millions across the globe. Your life as a story is being studied by several racial communities in the world as you remain a mentor to those who have yet to meet you.
Esama, your fatherly strength and gift to your children and mankind, is not rooted in material things, but your heart.
You have inspired us your children and this generation through sheer greatness, the size, the breath and depth of capacity to unconditionally love your fellow human beings.
As you turn 81, I make bold to say that while it is difficult for some to even entertain any other beyond themselves, my father has accommodated society at large within his space.
I am elated that Esama my father still has a sound mind and spirit, with a strong body at 81. I have every reason to believe that he will be with us for a very long time to come and that is my fervent prayer.
My siblings, I and all those who bear your name and come under your canopy are richly blessed to call you BABA.
Without any iota of fear, we say that whatever we are and will become, we owe to God the Almighty and to you ESAMA.
Father, for being a pioneer in several endeavours, a father in a million, your immense depth of wisdom, strength of character and intergrity, love for humanity and above all FEAR OF GOD, we remain proud to be your children.
We all wish you many more years in good health and happiness founded on God’s glory.
Happy 81st Birthday Baba

H.E. Dr. Lucky Nosa Igbinedion

Appreciation On behalf of The House of Igbinedion

I express heartfelt gratitude to all who have contributed in various ways to the successful celebration of the 81st Birthday of our husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and great grandfather His Excellency Sir Chief Dr. Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, CON, CFR Esama of Benin Kingdom

Your presence, support and prayers have been most invaluable. Our wish for each and every one of you is Almighty God’s perpetual provision and protection.

Thank you and God bless.

Her Excellency, Lady Cherry L. Igbinedion