Monday 26th October, 2020
Kogi Speaker celebrates Hon. Raphael Olorunfemi Okomoda at 58
Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Prince Matthew Kolawole has joined family members, friends, associates and wellwishers to celebrate a rare gem, administrator of repute, philanthropist and community leader, former President, National Association of Mathematics of Nigeria and the current Chairman Board of Directors, Kogi State Community and Social Development Agency, Hon. Okomoda Olorunfemi Raphael on the occasion of his 58th birthday anniversary celebration.
The Speaker said it is indeed heartwarming to celebrate an icon whose passionate love for the overall development of not only Oweland, Okun nation, Kogi State but the entire country and mankind is laudable as exemplified in his records of doggedness in pursuing whatever that will support the growth of humanity.
He said his indelible achievements in the few months he served in the board during the first term of His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, Executive Governor of Kogi State made the Governor to reappoint him.
The Speaker further said Hon. Okomoda Raphael as the first Okun man to be elected the President of Federated Union of Kwara (now Kogi & Kwara) State Students University of Ibadan, (UI) then shows the kind of quality his made off.
He said Uncle Okomoda is a recipient of many awards and one man that truly loves his people as shown in his over 3 decades of sojourn as a successful banker, broker and business man of note in Lagos before Kogi State Government found him worthy to be given the opportunity to serve.
So far, eight brides spanning three generations have worn the special dress.
He said his giant efforts at securing jobs, donations and general support to whoever comes around him without bothering where they come from has shown he is indeed a great blessing to the people of Okun nation and Kogi State, as his monumental contributions to the youths and especially students union bodies is greatly noticed.
The Speaker described him as a goal getter, easy going man, silent achiever, a role model, a detribalised icon who believes in merit and can go extra miles in encouraging the upcoming generation in their chosen career.
It is on this note, Rt. Hon. Prince Matthew Kolawole, on behalf of his family, Kabba/Bunu State Constituency, the entire members of the 7th assembly, management and staff of the Kogi State House of Assembly felicitate with and congratulate Hon. Okomoda Olorunfemi Raphael, on his 58th birthday celebration.
He prayed that God will grant him more years ahead in good health and prosperity.
Once again, congratulations and happy birthday celebrations
Chief Press Secretary to the Honourable Speaker, Kogi State House of Assembly