Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has eulogised the virtues of Alhaji Babatunde Balogun, saying his life has been beneficial to mankind.
The Speaker who acknowledged Alhaji Balogun’s invaluable contributions to the development of Lagos State in the last seven decades said the APC Chairman was one politician that holds his people dear to his heart at all times.
“Since his entry into partisan politics in the defunct Second Republic when he became a member of Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) and later Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the Third Republic, Alhaji Balogun has never looked back.
“He was elected the Vice-chairman of Apapa Local Government Council in 1996 and 1999, he was appointed first as Commissioner for Commerce and Industry and later Home Affairs and Culture in 2002, a position he held till 2011 at the expiration of the first tenure of Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola.
“I, therefore, join millions of our people to wish Alhaji Babatunde Alade Balogun, happy 70th birthday. May the good Allah continue to keep him in good health and increase him in wisdom,” Gbajabiamila said.