The matriarch of the Gani’s and better-half of Chief Ganiyu Oyesola Fawehinmi SAM, SAN, GCON, was celebrated today amidst pomp and ceremony, as family and friends from all works of life gathered at Regency Hall, Central Business District, Alausa, Lagos as she joins the septuagenarian caucus at 70.
The event, which was one of its kind, as it had in attendance contemporaries of the late legal luminary who shared the beautiful memories with the Senior Advocate of the Masses(SAM), while he was alive.
Speaking at the event, the Chairman of the Occasion, Chief Michael Ade Ojo, Chairman, Elizade Motors, noted that it is disheartening that we are very much far from the Nigeria that we had in the 1970s to early 80s. He decried further that we are suffering presently and we must stand up, so that we don’t become poverty ourselves. “Take a look at your environment, are you comfortable?” he asked. “To improve upon it, is our collective responsibility” he concluded.
While giving her remarks, the President of Women Arise and also a very dependable ally of the celebrant’s husband, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, noted that it was a great moment that brought immeasurable joy into our hearts to witness the 70th birthday of our Amazon, Mrs. Ganiat Fawehinmi.
Our Amazon holds a special place not only in our lives but in our hearts too. She is a special gift from God, not only to her immediate family, but to humanity.
She added further that, “Mrs. Fawehinmi has continued to live her life in total dedication to the cause of the downtrodden, which was the hallmark of her husband and my dependable ally, Chief Gani Fawehinmi SAM, SAN GCON.”
“They dedicate their lives to our success and happiness at every given time. Mummy, we believe that your love and affection to humanity can never be repaid. However, on a special day like your birthday, it is our desire to let you know that you are very special to us, and deserve to be celebrated. You are such a wonderful soul and a blessing not only to our country, but to humanity.”
Dignitaries present at the epoch making event were: Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, Senator Femi Okurounmu, Senator Babafemi Ojodu, SA to the President on Political Affairs, Others were Mr Femi Falana SAN; Bar Funmi Falana, Mr Lanre Arogundade, NUJ, former Lagos Chairman, Dr Yunusa Tanko NCP National Chairman, Comrade Ayodele Akele NCP Scribe, CD Deputy President Comrade Adebayo Obatungashe, Comrade Abiodun Aremu, Comrade Debo Adeniran, Center for Change Senior Prog officer, Comrade Olufemi Akindele Lawson, WA Scribe Comrade Vera Isioma Somefun, Ebunoluwa Adegoruwa Esq, Comrades Timi Gabriel, Elijah Ajanu-Ojo and host of others