By. Abdulganiyu Abdulqadir (Abdul Abdul).
In my journey of life, I have met several people who have influenced me in special ways. I however must admit that the Distinguished Senator Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim stands out.
As your mentee, and ardent follower, you have not only tutored me to be a better person, you also relate with us as a younger generation of people who you are obligated to nurture and bring the best out of in the overall interest of the society.
I am personally proud of you as a boss who has taught us to be cautious in the personal pursuit of a good life, but to prioritize sacrifice and making the life of the people around us better.
Your simplicity, humility, intelligence, charisma, generosity and ability to listen to the people no matter how lowly, are distinct qualities that distinguishes you and makes me as a person choose you as a mentor, leader and role model.
Working with you has been an awesome experience, and has contributed to who I am today. You have brought out the best in me and also connected me to higher places. I do not take it for granted. I thus, say that my choice of you as a mentor and leader is a decision I cherish so much.
A day like this presents an opportunity to say Thank You, Senator Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim, for everything you do sir. I am proud of you as a leader and will always be behind you.
As you celebrate your birthday today sir, I can only pray to God Almighty to grant you long life in sound health so that you can do further more in helping the people, impacting lives, putting smile on faces and developing humanity.
Thanks and Happy Birthday Sir.
- Abdulganiyu Abdulqadir is the
Press Officer on Local Matters at the
Abubakar Bukola Saraki Media Office.