The President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd . ), on Friday, congratulated businessman , Chief Kessington Adebutu , on his 85 th birthday .
His congratulatory message was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity , Garba Shehu , titled ‘ President Buhari greets Chief Adebutu Kessington on 85 th birthday . ’
Shehu said the President joined Adebutu ’ s friends and family members in celebrating the milestone , heralded by many years of investments in several sectors .
The statement read , “ The President believes Chief Kessington ’ s creative and visionary investments in the economy provided opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship as he has consistently inspired many to start their own businesses, and ensured mentorship and capital .
“ President Buhari extols Chief Kessington ’ s large- heartedness in catering for the less privileged with his charity organisations , which include The Kessington Adebukunola Adebutu Foundation and Medical Laboratory and Maternity Centre .
“ As the octogenarian turns 85 , the President affirms that the Odoole of Yorubaland, who is also known as Baba Ijebu , has contributed to the development of sports in the country , giving many young people the opportunity to express their talents , skills and pursue their dreams within and outside the country .
“ President Buhari prays that the almighty God will continue to bless the Odoole of Yorubaland by giving him longer life , good health and strength to keep serving the country and humanity. ”