Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has felicitated with the Executive Chairman of Globacom Limited, Dr. Mike Adenuga, GCON, on his 70th birthday.
He described the business mogul as a true national asset whose impact spreads across sectors of the economy.
In a letter he personally signed to felicitate with Dr Adenuga on his birthday, the Vice President recalled the Globacom Chairman’s outstanding contributions to national development and prayed that God may continue to strengthen him.
The VP’s letter reads: “Dolapo and I join family, friends and associates all over the world in rejoicing with you on your 70th birthday.
“For decades, you have made, and continue to make sterling contributions to Nigeria’s socio-economic development, building indigenous brands across business sectors into international icons.
“Indeed, your patriotism and personal commitment to Nigeria’s development are a beacon of light and an inspiration to many, especially young people at home and on the continent. You are a true national asset.
“Your generosity with your resources and insights has consistently empowered a generation of professionals in the oil and gas, telecommunications and other business sectors.
“And we also celebrate the millions of lives that your quiet but effective philanthropy has touched through the years.
“We pray that as your days so shall your strength, wisdom and favour be in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.
“Happy 70th birthday!”
Forbes magazine, in April 2023, named Adenuga among the three Nigerians that make up the 2460 individual billionaires in its 2023 billionaires list.
The three Nigerians on the list are the President/Chief Executive of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, BUA Group chairman AbdulSamad Rabiu, and Globacom boss, Mike Adenuga.
Mr. Adenuga, the third Nigerian on the African billionaire’s list, Forbes noted that he dropped from $7.3 billion in 2022 to $6.1 billion.
It’s said the last couple of years have seen him move up and down the wealthiest scale and that he’s now the 418th richest in the world at 58.