Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN has felicitated with former Anambra State governor and minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige on his 70th birthday.
Ngige on Monday turned 70. He was a three-year-governor in Anambra State, before he was sacked by the court and replaced with Mr Peter Obi.
Ngige was also a Senator, and represented Anambra Central Senatorial zone, after he defeated late Prof Dora Akunyili in 2011.
An elder statesman, Ngige has since gone ahead to become the minister of Labour and Employment, and has served for two terms now, under President Muhammadu Buhari. He is known to be a trusted aide of Buhari, and one of the closest.
In a press release by Richard Olatunde,
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State, Ngige was described in beautiful adjectives by Akeredolu.
Below is the press release…
Onwa,Your Dedication To Nation Building Is Immeasurable, Akeredolu Salutes Chris Ngige @70
Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has congratulated the Honorable Minister of Labour, Productivity and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, on the occasion of his 70th birthday.
Governor Akeredolu hailed Ngige’s dedication and commitment to National Development, Nation Building and Service to Humanity.
The Governor described the Honorable Minister as a man of uncommon resilience, dogged and reliable.
“Onwa, you have played significant roles in the medical profession, the labour community, the legislature and in Anambra State where you served your people as Governor.
“Your service and stewardship to the community, state, country and humanity have distinguished you as a patriot with unwavering passion for development and prosperity.
“Undoubtedly, yours has been 70 years of a fulfilled life of quality leadership, great accomplishment and outstanding service to humanity.” Governor Akeredolu said.
The Governor prays the Almighty God to bless Ngige with long life, good health, wisdom and prosperity as he continues to serve the Nation and Humanity.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State.
August 8, 2022.