Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state has described former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, as “a selfless leader and one of the founding fathers of modern day Nigeria.”
Amosun spoke on behalf of the Executive Council members, as they celebrated the ex-president, who clocks 80 on Sunday, March 5.
Amosun, who presided over the Executive Council meeting, led other members in singing birthday songs for the elder statesman.
He later joined other dignitaries to watch a novelty football match as part of activities marking the 80th birthday of Obasanjo.
The novelty football match saw team OGSG made up of female members of the Ogun State Executive Council and led by the First Lady, Dr. Mrs Olufunso Amosun play against the OOPL team led by Chief Mrs Bola Obasanjo, wife of the former President.
Team OOPL won the action-packed match by scoring 3 goals as against 2 goals scored by the OGSG team.
Apart from trophies won by the two participating teams, Mrs. Obasanjo won the best goalkeeper award while Dr. Mrs Amosun won the Most Valuable Player award.