Olufemi Ajadi Lauds Segun Odegbami as he clocks 70


Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) governorship candidate in Ogun State, has congratulated the football legend, Segun Odegbami at 70, describing him as a rare talent and an embodiment of inspiration.

Ajadi, in a congratulatory message personally signed and made available to Daily Independent said Odegbami, also known as Mathematical Odegbami in his hey days, despite the abundance of his talents, was cool headed and did much to inspire hope in any time he was in the field of play.

“Even outside the field of play, you still remain relevant, always willing to lend your voice and share your ideas for the good of the sport.

“We regard you as our respected ‘Egbon’ our own son of the soil, from Wasimi community here in Ogun State.

“We salute you as you turn 70 and wish you the best that life could bring going forward,” Ajadi said.
According to Ajadi, Odegbami belong to the rare class of Nigerian sportsmen, who not only made the nation proud with sporting skills but also created business brands with which they employed other Nigerians but also inspired hope in those coming behind.

He described him as a man of many parts and transformational sportsman, who eventually migrated into sports commentary, media entrepreneur and sports administrator.

“Wisdom wise, he is blessed more than that, he is a star broadcaster, Nigeria’s sports icon, successful entrepreneur, astute writer, educationists, publisher and sports administrator, to mention but view about his divine wisdom and talents abilities.”

He commended Odegbami for the establishment of Nigeria’s first multi-sports secondary school, Segun Odegbami International College and Sports Academy in Wasimi, while his Private Radio station had continued to make waves blasting quality programmes through the airwaves from Panseke, Abeokuta Ogun State and the entire South-West.

“Indeed, you are an icon of hope. Ogun State and Nigeria owe you gratitude on a day like this.

“You are a shining star from our dear state, and worthy ambassador of Nigeria.

“On behalf of my family and NNPP in Ogun State, I Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, the 2023 election NNPP gubernatorial candidate in Ogun State, hereby wishes you well”.

Ajadi also prayed God’s continued protection on the celebrant.

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