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It was a thing of joy as crème de la crème gathered in Lokoja the Kogi State capital to celebrate the 60th birthday and retirement of the wife of the Lawmaker representing Ogori/Magongo State Constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly Hon Yemisi Ogunmola.

Honourable Ogunmola, who recently retired from the Federal Civil Service as a Director, used the occasion to thanked God Almighty for enabling her see the glorious day.

The highly elated Ogunmola, disclosed that since she was born, She nursed the desire to work for the good of people and to serve God till her last breath on earth.

The Celebrant, while thanking her husband for the love shown to her since they both tied the knot, averred that, She married the Man of her dream who has contributed positively to her success in life.

The Honourable ,who is prominently known for her hospitality and service to humanity said “I feel very elated and grateful to God. It has been God all the way, that helped me to overcome all the obstacles in life. God has been my strength and my helper. I must say a big thanks to my husband who is equally my friend. He is my everything. My husband was first and foremost my friend before becoming my lover. I always admire him before he became my lover. He is somebody I can tell anything and get away with it. He is every Woman’s dream”.

Speaking on the auspicious occasion, the member representing Ogori Magongo Constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly Hon. Bode Ogunmola described his wife as the pillar of his family and the world.

His words” Honestly speaking, I am a happy Man because it is happening in my presence and by the grace of God she will have long life and good health. We have come a long way and she has been the Woman that keeps my family Strong till this moment”.

The serving Lawmaker, who spoke on the way to move the Country forward in view of the societal ills in the Country,wants Nigerians to believe in God asserting that things will get better.

“My wife is a Catholic and I am an Anglican. The fear of God is the ultimate. If you trust God, honestly, you will succeed. My advice for Nigerians is to do the right thing. Cutting corners is not the way out. What goes round comes around. By the grace of God, I don’t believe in cutting corners. Hard Work pays. It might not be immediate. Whatever it is, let us trust in God and do our best. God will crown it all” he added.

In his speech, Fr Philip Ogirima Ogori of St Andrews Parish Ogori who was represented by Fr Osheidu Gabriel Afote of St Theresa Parish Ganaja eulogized the Celebrant for her good works in the Country adding that, there is need for Nigerians to emulate the Celebrant’sGodly life style.

Representatives of the National Population Commission, (NPC) where the Celebrant worked before she retired a few days ago,described Hon. Yemisi as a wonderful colleague who was dedicated to her job.

They all emphacized that, the Celebrant is a peace loving individual who was very supportive towards the development of the Commission.

The organization maintained that, Ogunmola is an honest and transparent Officer in all her dealings adding that, her simplicity is worthy of emulation.

” Yemisi is a very blunt person. She does not hold anybody in mind. We are all proud of her. We at the National Population Commission is admonishing Nigerians to emulate this good virtues of this Woman who has contributed immensely to the development of our great Country, Nigeria”.

On her part, Mrs Josephine Ayu, wife to the former national Chairman, People Democratic Party, (PDP) who is a younger sister to Hon. Yemisi Ogunmola, described the Celebrant as wonderful and loving.

Continuing, Mrs Ayu said “She is the one that holds our family together. She is a goal getter. If you want something done and wants it to be perfectly done,then you can rely on Yemisi and forget about it. One of her qualities that I admire most which I want to take on, is her ability to put people together.

“She has this ability to put people together. If you go to her house, she doesn’t have biological grand child yet, but many children are called her grand children because of the way the are assimilated into her family.In her house , the love that radiates is a function of how she treats people. She doesn’t differentiate nor discriminate in relationships.She has an ability to put people together. That is one of her qualities I admire.

Mrs Ayu, admonished Nigerians to imbibe the culture of loving one another. “Always be your brothers’ keeper wherever you finds your self. That is what Yemisi has always exemplified wherever she finds herself. She has friends from the north, south east and west. Wherever she goes, she is comfortable. I believe that if we all adopt this spirit. Nigeria will be better for it”.

A former Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, Kogi State Council, Emmanuel Bolaji Boro JP who is a Cousin to the husband of the Celebrant,described her as a Mother whose impact on the family can not be over emphacized.

Boro, posited that, “She came in as a wife to our family some years back. As at today, she has become a mother and a sister because she brought in positive lucks unto us. For instance, she delved into politics briefly, and became a Honourable Commissioner in this state. After that, she went back to her work. She is a very hardworking and accommodating woman. These are some of the qualities that have being exposing her to the good things of life. We are all proud of her”.

He advised Nigerians to be positive in whatever they are doing.” We must always try to carry people along because prayers works alot. Saying God bless you that we take simple is not that simple. I want to believe that the prayer of people whose lives she touched,also contributed to the progress she has recorded so far.

The immediate elder brother of the Celebrant ,QS Edward Lawani,who showered encomium on his Sister noted that Hon. Yemisi Ogunmola, who is also a Princess, is the engine room of our family adding that, She keeps piloting the affair of the family for good.

“She coordinates everything including the family. She is the engine room of our family. Her life style is very simple. She is a very serious person who doesn’t take anything for granted. She is God fearing and very sociable to the core. I must tell Nigerians that she is a very accomplished Woman. My advice is for Women to respect their husbands, do everything with and fear God. These are the attributes I know my sister is having at the moment” he stated.

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