The International Events Centre, the Dome,Akure venue of the Pens Down and 60th Birthday Ceremony of Comrade Dr Chief Olubunmi Eniayewu, turned out carnival-like on Friday, July 1st, 2022 as family members, friends, associates, top government functionaries, religious heads, traditional rulers among others were in attendance to witness the glorious celebration.
Giving his remarks shortly after observing the official Pens Down ceremony, Dr. Eniayewu thanked the state government for the opportunity to serve.
He particularly thanked all workers, other union leaders for their massive support saying he is humbled by the show of love he has been receiving from all sides.
Ondo State Deputy Governor, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa while giving his adddress, acknowledged Dr. Eniayewu’s significant contribution to the state.
While also wishing him well in his future endeavours, he urged others to emulate him.
One major highlight of the event is the handing over of Dr. Eniayewu to the State Chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC), Hon. Ade Adetimehim by Comrade Bola Taiwo who said Dr. Eniayewu needs to extend his prowess to politics stressing that he is a sellable material for the party in the state.
In attendance at the event include Ondo State Head of Service, Pastor John Adeyemo, his wife, Jumoke, Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperative Services, Deaconess Lola Fagbemi, Wife of Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mrs Sade Ale, APC Candidate for House of Representatives, Akoko South-East/South-West Federal Constituency, Otunba Adegboyega Adefarati, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Segun Odusanya among other dignitaries.
In a chat with topshot news, Special Adviser to the Governor on Union Matters and Special Duties, Mr Dare Aragbaiye said the massive turnout of the people to the event is a testimony to the fact that Dr. Eniayewu is a good man just as he urged him to remain true to himself praying God to grant him more life.
Also speaking, Ondo State NULGE President, Comrade Bola Taiwo who is also the Commissioner for LG Service Commission while describing Dr. Eniayewu as a leader of all leaders also acknowledge that under his watch as the President of NULGE, the body witnessed massive reorganization.
Mrs Oluwasoyin Awosoye, the head of administration and next in command to the retired permanent secretary, Dr. Eniayewu while also giving an account of his steadwardship described him as an administrator per excellence who would be grearly missed.
Earlier in his remarks, Ondo State NLC Boss and Chairman of the Central Planning Committee, Comrade Sunday Adeleye said it was indeed a rare privilege to serve on the team saying there is no replacement for Dr. Eniayewu.
Comrade Adeleye while acknowledging his tireless fights for the welfare of workers in the state also used the opportunity to pray God to uphold him with good health.
The wife of the celebrant, Mrs. Caroline Oladoyin Eniayewu while thanking all the guests most especially union leaders for making the day a memorable one for her husband also extended her appreciation to the state government.
Dr. Eniayewu before his retirement was the Permanent Secretary in the Local Government Service Pension Board.