By Henry Odeh
The media aide to Senator Kola Balogun of Oyo South Senatorial District, Mr Rotimi Johnson has attained the golden jubilee age of 50, and as a show of joy and gratitude to God accordin to the celebrant, hosted top politicians, religious leaders, family, friends, and business associates to a sumptuous special thanksgiving service in Ibadan.
Ojasope as he is popularly known, told sunrisebulletin on Tuesday 25th February, shortly after the thanksgiving service that the celebration became imperative considering his journey so far in life including the ups and downtimes he was able to overcome as well as the many challenges he has surmounted in life.
Mr Johnson explained that 50 years may look less or more of big deal to different people from different point of views but maintained that the journey so far in the face of obvious reality in life has thought him very important lessons which according to him could never be acquired within the four walls of any academic institutions.
He added that the celebration was a show of gratitude to God before men citing a portion of the Holy Scripture where Christians are enjoined to learn to know how to number their days in order to fully appreciate the goodness of God in their lives.
Families and friends who called from different parts of the world via zoom to share their experiences and encounters with Mr Johnson all maintained that the celebrant is a gentleman who treats everyone he encounters with utmost humility.
Former Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly, Rt Honorable Ashimiyu Alarape, who is friend with the celebrant and also present at the event as joint birthday celebration with Mr Johnson was seen full of excitement when he was personally invited to the cake stand.
Other dignitaries who graced the event include the chief of staff to Senator Kola Balogun, former lawmaker and majority leader of Oyo state house of assembly, top clerics and other religious leaders.