I started this month in a mood of celebration as my elder brother; Sam Nda-Isaiah turned fifty on Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
I often wonder why he is such a workaholic, but then I realised that he was born on workers Day. He is not just my brother but my mentor and boss. His encouragement and support brought me this far in life. I remember vividly his words of advice during my secondary school days and how it really inspired me.
He would always say; Solomon, ‘‘You are very intelligent but your problem is you are not always serious.’’ Whenever he talks to me, I always go into a sober reflection and re-focus my life for a better tomorrow.
This, to say the very least, has made me a better person in life. Big brother, I am forever grateful for all that your greatness and hard work has made out of me. You are my pillar, someone who gave my life a meaning and direction.
Each day we have is one more than we deserve and I believe each day we deserve is one more than we celebrate. That the good Lord made you my big bros is not a coincidence. You have given me a fair share of reasons to be responsible and reasonable in my judgement.
There are people we meet and our needs are met, just as there are other people we meet and we fulfil destiny. You have done both my brother. I know of countless number of people who are happy today because they met you, just as there are many others who have fulfiled destiny because you were there for them.
There are a lot of things that set you apart but your courage to make a difference whenever and wherever is distinct and commendable. Happy Golden jubilee big brother, more grease to your elbow, as the Almighty God continue to grant you wisdom and many more fruitful years in good health.
LEADERSHIP Editor, Suleiman Gaya also celebrated his birthday that same day. He is someone I have lots of respect and regards for at all times. He is a man of the people, easy going, peace loving, good to work with, calm and gentle. Each time we talk he often talk about how we can move Leadership Newspapers foward.
The passion he has for the Newspaper always motivates him to put in his very best at all times. I promised him that together we shall all take Leadership to the greatest height possible. Editor I wish you a happy birthday, Long Life and many happy returns.
That is not all, my elder brother and boss, Abraham Nda-Isaiah, who has been an inspiration would also be celebrating his birthday on May 7, 2012, it would be another day to celebrate the wonders of God in our family. The Lord has been good to us.
May that good God remember you for good for all you have done for me. May He shine His face on you and be gracious to you, may He give you more wisdom, deterermination and courage to lead LEADERSHIP Holdings to work for God and Country.
Happy birthday in advance and God bless you; you are indeed a Boss and a motivator.
Before I conclude, I wish my friend Chidi Mokeme, one of Nollywood’s finest, a happy married life. He actually got married last Saturday to his American-based heartthrob, Jean Olumba, a medical practitioner based in the US. They got married at Our Saviour’s Church, Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan, Lagos, last Saturday.
The wedding reception was held at the Muson Centre, Onikan. The couple earlier had their traditional wedding in Owerri, Imo State. To everybody born in May, I wish you all happy birthday and many more fruitful years ahead.
Indeed, it was celebration all the way as workers all over the world celebrated their day. To the children, I say do have a memorable Children’s Day ahead. And to all Nigerians home and abroad have a wonderful Democracy Day ahead. Long Live Leadership Newspapers Group, Long Live the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I love you all. Cheerio!!!