Tinubu celebrates with Fasoranti at 97
The President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has rained accolades on the leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, as he celebrates his 97th birthday.
Tinubu who particularly lauded Fasanti’s commitment to the ideals of good governance, noted that it has paved way for progressive politics.
The President-elect’s tribute is contained in the congratulatory message issued in Abuja by his media officer, Tunde Rahman.
The former Lagos State governor further praised Fasoranti for his exemplary life of courage and public service as a teacher, school principal, local government chairman, administrator, commissioner for Finance and an astute politician.
He also recalled the various roles the elder statesman played in Nigerian politics, especially the South-west, from his student days at the University College in Ibadan where he was an active member of Action Group and one of the trusted allies of the late Premier of the Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo and first civilian governor of old Ondo State, Chief Adekunle Ajasin.
Tinubu noted in particular that Fasoranti established his lasting legacy in the educational sector where he made invaluable impacts on many of his former students and generations of students at Iju-Itaogbolu Grammar School where he was the founding Principal, Iwo Baptist High School, Olivet Baptist School, Oyo and Christ School Ado-Ekiti where he retired as a Principal.