The Deputy Governor, State of Osun, Benedict Alabi, has congratulated his elder sister, who is the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Patricia Olubunmi Etteh, on her 67th birthday.
Alabi, described the former parliamentarian as an organised personality with high sense of coordination, hard-work and diligence, adding that, Etteh has written her name in gold in the sand of time within Nigerian political circle and comity of nations.
This was contained in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Olaniyi Ajibola, on Monday, in Osogbo.
He added that the courage and resilience the former speaker displayed, which afforded her the opportunity to break an age-long barrier to emerge as the head of the lower chamber in Nigeria are worthy of emulation by young generation of women.
The Deputy Governor, further eulogised Etteh as a strong pillar of support for her family and the ancient town of Ikire as a whole.
” I wish an amazon, and a silent achiever a life full of tremendous accomplishments and good health .
“You are indeed a shining star in our fold, you have rightly paid your dues in the political climate of our dear country and we can only wish you long life to do more in the service to humanity.
“On behalf of my immediate family and your children, I say congratulations on this your special day Ma, Ojo yin adale, ninu Alafia, “Alabi stated.