Many dignitaries and high profile Nigerian leaders and citizens graced the 90th Birthday Anniversary of Justice Demola Bakre, on Wednesday, 14th of July, 2021.
Some of them included the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, who said the Celebrant makes the entire Egbaland proud and gave them hope that when they clock the age of 90 as well, they could still be as agile and relevant in the society.
Oba Adedotun Gbadebo also stated that he used to watch Justice Bakre very closely and had observed his uniqueness and impeccable integrity.
According to the Alake, in golf, Justice Bakre’s style was unique and peculiar to him and nobody can copy him right.
The Egba Apex Monarch further said he had a lot to look forward to as he would be 78 years old by September 14, 2021.
He added that God had given him so much grace and God would still do many wonders in his life.
Speaking in the same vein, the Agura of Gbaguraland, Oba Saburee Babajide Bakre expresses great joy and rejoiced with the celebrant for attaining a nonagenarian age.
He lauded his remarkable achievements and prayed that God would continue to bless and strengthen him.
Delivering his remarks, former Ogun State Governor, and current Senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial District, Sen Ibikunle Amosun, said Justuce Bakre had always played a fatherly and advisory role in his life.
Sen Amosun added that his life was worthy of emulation for the younger generations.
He added that he had laid down an enduring legacy for his family and had made them proud.
He further prayed that he would live longer and his children would continue to be proud of him.
The Ansarudeen Muslim Clerics when praying for the celebrant, described him as a fair minded elder who God had blessed with multi talents.
The Ansarudeen Chief Imam, Sheikh Younis Odekunle further advised the nonagenarian.
“Don’t raise your standard of living, raise your standard of giving,“ and prayed for longer life and prosperity for the celebrant.
Socio-cultural Organizations, the Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) and Abeokuta Club, also specially presented gifts and good remarks to the celebrant.
President of Abeokuta Club, Engr Tokunbo Odebunmi, when delivering remarks on behalf of the Club, said Justice Bakre always made the Club happy and always treated younger members with warmth and support and advice to the Club members.
Engineer Odebunmi prayed that the celebrant would live long and continue to enjoy the grace of God.
Engr Odebunmi also appreciated the Celebrant’s wife for taking good care of him and prayed that she would also live long.
A Patron of the Club, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, the immediate past Governor of Ogun State, described the celebrant as consistent and a very good adviser.
Senator Ibikunle Amosun delivered Abeokuta Club’s gift to the the celebrant.
Responding, the Celebrant. Justice Demola Bakre, recounted his experiences before retirement and gave special thanks to the Almighty God and all his loved ones and supporters.
He stated that he went through a lot but he is grateful that he survived and triumphed.
In an interview with Newsflagship, Justice Bakre expressed great gratitude to God and all the people that came out to celebrate with him.
“With what I am seeing here today, I didn’t know that people loved me so much. I appreciate everyone and I pray that God would be with everyone and bless all of us.”
He further appreciated the high profile dignitaries that ensured to witness his Birthday Anniversary despite their very busy schedule.