My name is a John Dramani Mahama, former President of the Republic of Ghana, today is a special day. It is the birthday of my friend and comrade, Dele Momodu, I consider Dele not only a comrade and friend but also a brother, I call him Dele Momodu of Africa because his activities truly transcends our continent and reaches every part of the globe.
What do you want in a friend? The first quality you want in a friend is loyalty. And I can say well and truly that you cannot have a more loyal friend than Dele. He has paid his dues for his country, he has paid his dues to his country, he’s paid his dues to our continent, he’s paid his dues to the world. And on the occasion when he is celebrating his 60th birthday, which is a very important milestone in a persons life, we wish to celebrate him.
I wish on this occasion, to extend my warmest compliments to him. And to wish my brother, Dele Momodu well, many more years of prosperity, many more years of good health, many more years of happiness. And all of us who are your friends, want to express today that we truly appreciate you and urge you to just continue being who you are.
You tell us as it is even if it is bitter or sweet, you are frank. So just keep being yourself and we wish you well. May God bless you, may God bless your family, your children and all the people related to you. May God bless you country Nigeria and may God bless my country, Ghana and bless our sub-region, West Africa and indeed our continent of Africa. I wish you a very happy birthday, enjoy your day.