It is indeed a moment that calls for a celebration when a human being clocks fifty years on earth without any stain; especially in this age when the mortality rate is unofficially put at between 40 and 50 years. For a young man who does his job diligently and efficiently, he sure has every reason to rejoice and celebrate whenever the opportunity comes knocking. So it was for the amiable and hard-working Hon. Gbenga Makanjuola when he clocked the proverbial Golden Age days back. Gbenga Makanjuola is the indefatigable Deputy Chief of Staff to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and has been at this job with all meticulousness.
Although his 50th birthday celebration was not with the usual garbs peculiar to such attainment in life, the celebration still had the coloration of celebrating a man with a rising and impressive profile in the area where he operates. Simple as it was, the event which held inside the senate building, had the likes of Senator Saraki, his boss, Senator Ben Bruce, Senator Dino Melaye and other principal officers of the Senate in attendance; all of who came out to identify with the birthday boy on his glorious day.
The uniqueness of the event, which was to show how important and highly-revered Gbenga is to his boss, work literally came to a halt mid-day for the Senate President’s personal staff, at the instance of the Senate President, in honour of Makanjuola, who felt so much dignified and elated at the rare show of love, solidarity and compassion by his boss and others in attendance for him
. A commemorative but modest birthday cake was cut by the birthday boy, after which the popular ‘happy birthday’ song was rendered by the delighted guests under the supervision of the Senate President. Gbenga Makanjuola is a man endowed with a deep sense of humility and uncommon courtesy, the sheer virtues and qualities he so exhibited while thanking all those who came to out rejoice with him, especially his principal and other colleagues in the Senate President’s office.