The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Femi Gbajabiamila has described the mother of Rt Hon Legor Idagbo, Mrs Bernadette Idagbo as a “rare gift to humanity,” as she clocks 78.
The Speaker, stated this in Abuja on Monday as a special guest of honour at the birthday celebration as Hon Legor’s National Assembly colleagues, associates, friends and well wishers gathered to honour his dear mother.
Speaker Gbajabiamila in a message said, “Mummy, you are not just a gift to your family, but a rare gift to humanity for the milk of kindness God has given you. As you click one more year, may the Almighty God continue to shower His blessings on you.”
Hon Legor Idagbo is the serving House of Representatives member, representing Bekwara/Obudu/Obanliku Federal Constituency and currently the Chairman, House Committee on National Contents Development and Monitoring.
Speaking further, Speaker Gbajabiamila said, “Thank you Hon Legor, I must say one thing before I leave, in spite of your very kind words, I don’t want us to be taken away from what today signifies. Today is Mama’s day and all encomiums and all showers of praise and prayers must go to her. And I appreciate everything you have said. And without you guys around me I cannot have any success. Success don’t come in a vacuum. So I have you all her to thank more than anything else for your support.
“But like I said, today is Mama’s day. Mama I wish all the best, I wish you many more bonuses like your son puts it, that after 70 years, all the other ones are bonuses. I wish you many more bonuses to come. As you are looking fit and young for that age, may you continue to glow with elegance and may your days be even longer.
“You have in your son a very worthy legislature, who we are all proud of. And once again I wish all the best. God bless you Ma and I look forward to seeing you again.
Speaking earlier, Hon Legor appreciated the Speaker for finding time to celebrate with his mom, his family and other guests and described Speaker Gbajabiamila as the best Speaker of the House, adding that “I am proud that I stood by you”.
He said, “I want to thank you Mr Speaker. I want to say that I am proud that I stood by you and I have never been prouder. Before you came, I was telling some few friends that, Femi Gbajabiamila vilified because they saw the star in you. And when we pushed and you eventually emerged, that star is now shinning.
“Today every well meaning member of the National Assembly, are saying you are the best speaker of the House, I have so much pride in my heart and I say this is not the end of the road. And in 2023, we may never know, we would have course to support you again for other course. We will stand by you in whatever course you would want us to go with you. Mr Speaker thank you for being a good brother and friend.
Prominently present at the event was the chairman/CEO, Loaded Global Nigeria Limited, Prince Akwaji Offiono (aka Akwase), a seasoned philanthropist and business mogul amongst numerous other Honourable members and guests. Prince Akwaji described Mummy Idagbo as a blessing to mankind and a worthy mother every child should be proud of.