Chairman of the Ogun State FA and also an executive committee member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Ganiyu Majekodunmi has congratulated Sir Kesington Adebukunola Adebutu, popularly know as ‘Baba Ijebu’.
Baba Ijebu, whose Premier Lotto is often regarded as the leader in sports betting in Nigeria is also a sponsor of the NFF and Super Eagles. He last month joined the growing partners of the Super Eagles at a ceremony in which he made his first public outing in 18 months.
He told the gathering that he opted to personally attend the event as a way of giving back to the sport – football – which launched him into financial prominence. “Am personally here because of the importance I attach to this ceremony…I made my money from football”, he said pointing out the breakthrough he had in the 1970s when he set up the ‘Face to Face Million Dollars Pools.
In his birthday greetings, Majekodunmi, the Ogun FA chieftain remarks: “Today, I Celebrate the Odole Odua of Yoruba land, Sir Kesington Adebukunola Adebutu, you have been a source of inspiration to many of us, your philanthropy is unrivalled, it has touched lives positively and has helped people to gain stability.
“On your birthday and always, I wish you good health, long life and multiple blessings. We appreciate your support over the years, we also appreciate your role in ensuring that Football becomes very active at the grassroots level in Ogun State. Happy birthday and many happy returns Baba, Igba Odun, Odun Kan ni.”