The Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has congratulated the first Military Governor of the State, General David Medayese Jemibewon (rtd), on the occasion of his 80th birthday anniversary.
Engr Makinde, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, described General Jemibewon (rtd) as a trailblazer and an astute administrator whose landmark achievements subsist till date.
The Governor noted that General Jemibewon laid enviable and sustainable foundations, which have remained solid to date; adding that, the people of Oyo State are full of appreciation for everything he did for the State.
He prayed that: “As you reach the 80th birthday landmark, I pray to God to continue to give you good health and strength to continue to guide the generations behind you and to reap the rewards of your past labours.”
General Jemibewon (rtd) was first appointed Governor of the Western State and later first Military Governor of Oyo State between 1976 and 1978, following the creation of the State.