President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his congratulatory message to the top industrialist and Chairman of the Eleganza Group of companies, Chief Rasaq Akanni Okoya on his 78th birthday.
President Buhari in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity,Femi Adesina, felicitated with all business associates, family and friends of the astute businessman, who through vision, hardwork and entrepreneurship completely altered the business landscape of Nigeria, and West Africa, by starting a cottage industry in the early 70’s that blossomed into a multi-billion naira empire, with a strong household name.
The President commended the Aare of Lagos for his generosity in providing for the less privileged, especially scholarships for people to further their education, and funds to jumpstart small businesses, which he personally provides mentorship.
The President said he believed that Chairman of the Eleganza Group of companies, and his likes in the country, had set the right standards for weaning the country off dependence on one commodity, and assuaging the growing thirst for start-ups by exploring the benefits of personal savings, investments and building global business conglomerates.
The President prayed that the almighty God will give Chief Okoya good health, longer life and more strength to serve the country and humanity.