The birthday of someone marks a significant milestone in the life of that person. However, some of the things that bring out the needed excitement in any birthday are the prayers and wishes from loved ones, friends and other wellwishers, which may be expressed physically, through phone calls, text messages and chats on social media platforms.
Following the outpouring of love, prayers and goodwill messages on his birthday, Chief Mike Loyibo, took to his social media page to appreciate all who identified and celebrated him as he adds one more year to his age.
His appreciation message reads below:
With a heart filled with gratitude to God and joy overflow. First, I want to thank the Almighty God for keeping my life and that of my family to see this day in good health and prosperity. I also want to say a big thank you to everyone who took out time to call, text, chart and post special prayers and kind words to me on the occasion of my birthday.
I was deeply overwhelmed with your kind words, songs and prayers. In the midst of the COVID-19 and social distance, I can still say that this is the best birthday of my life. Your kind words, songs and prayers made my birthday an extraordinary one and I will not forget this day in a hurry, the memories of this my birthday will last for a life time.
I want to specially thank everyone who made my day a special one. In no particular order, I say a big THANK YOU TO:
The Governor of Delta State
The Governor of Bayelsa State
The Governor of Kano State
The Governor of Kogi State
The Governor of Kaduna State
The Governor of Bauchi State
The Governor of Lagos State
The Governor of Zamfara State
The Governor of Borno State
H.E Sen Lawan Senate president
Sen Ovie Omo-Agege DSP, H.E Comrade Adams Oshiomhole
H.E Justice Amb G.A Oguntade Nigerian High commissioner to the United Kingdom
His Imperial Majesty the Oni of Ife, His Royal Majesty S.P Luke
His Royal Majesty Hon Justice F.F Tabai, His Royal Majesty pere Erebulu
His highness Emir Dantore of Borgu kingdom
His Highness Etsu nupe, His highness the Emir kasina
Emir of Maradun
Hon Justice Tanko Muhammed CJN
Hon Justice Suileman Galadima JSCRTD
Sen James Manager the manager of the Senate
H.E Sen Amosun, Sen.H.E Shetima
H.E Henry Seriake Dickson
H.E Chief James Ibori. Amb Dr Boladei Igali. H.E Timipre sylva Hon Minister for state for Petroleum
Prof Pondei Ag M.D NDDC
Sen Akpabio Minister Niger Delta
H.E Rotimi Amaechi Minister for Transportation Fetus keyamo Hon Minister for state labour
Pastor Dr Chris Otagbo M.D of Alliance hospital Abuja
Pastor Engr Dr Victor Egoh my brother from another womb & his dear wife
Hon.Peres Oloye my bestie
Hon Julius Pondi
Hon Nicholas Mutu
Prof Benjamin Okaba
Mrs Tari Bozimo
Prof Christopher Dime. Chief Dr B.A Angozi political pope
Mr Jim Ovia owner ZENITH BANK
Hon Chief Barr. Lucky Ekayama Loyibo
The great Olotu of Tuomo kingdom High Chief J.T Government
Chief Tunde Smooth
Hon Justice Adume. Hon Justice Tony Okorodas and family. Hon Justice Excel Timi and family
Jaioyola J great princess of the Benin Kingdom my own who surprised me with gifts. Dr Tukur Chairman federal Civil service commission
Owoupele Jeremiah the Palace Chief
Madam Caro Adaku. Namidara James
My palace people led by the chief of staff himself Barr Ogbofini Ofiyou, Supol Samuel Aguade villa, Sir Ken febau, Barr Prince Badukumor Johnny C.E.O my blood, Engr Ebikeniye Febau, Yerin Oyakemegha my PA, Madam Elohor Omoze ,Samson Paul, Bibian George, Pretty touch homes Mrs Ladidi and others too numerous to mention love you all.
Finally, as you have all taken out time to celebrate with me and pray for me and my family, so shall celebration, goodnews and joy not cease from your entire family. I pray that peace and prosperity shall continually be our experience in the Niger Delta region and Nigeria at large.
Thank you all for celebrating me in such a special way.
With love to all
His Eminence, (Dr.) Mike Ekeyama Loyibo (The Traditional Prime Minister)