Penpushing celebrates Oba Olufemi Ogunleye at 78, as monarch set to launch historical book
The Management, Editorial Board and the entire membership of Penpushing Media across the globe has congratulated the traditional ruler of Akinale in Owu Kingdom, Oba Olufemi Ogunleye at 78, as the monarch is also set to launch a book titled ,”Owu Akinale in Contemporary Abeokuta” as part of the celebrations
Penpushing reports that, the congratulatory letter forwarded to him and signed by Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji said the organization is proud to be associated with him, as one of its notable leader and dependable supporter/ stakeholder since inception five years ago.
The congratulatory letter pointed out that the veteran journalist turned traditional ruler is a noble man, hardworking and dedicated to the developmental growth of journalism profession as well as culture and tradition, adding that his modest lifestyle has remain added value to his existence.
“Your majesty, we are also convinced, about your leadership quality in discharging your duties as a renowned veteran journalist and competency in administrative, cultural and traditional skills, and this were some of the qualities found in you. No doubt, yyour wisdom in contributing to positive development of the society remains relevance”
‘The entire stakeholders of the globally known Penpushing Media prayed that God will continue to protect and guide you in all ramifications, and as one of us on the Penpushing platform we are proud to be associated with you’.
‘For us at Penpushing, we pray that as you start another calendar year in your life, you will enjoy good health, and remained a household name in the developmental growth of your country Nigeria, and God, will continue to use you to accomplish His will’
‘Finally, be rest assured that, we shall continue to give you all desire support as you grow from strength to strength, Once again, the entire family of Penpushing congratulates you and wish you happy birthday. God bless
About the celebrator: He was born in Awaye Compound, Totoro, Owu Abeokuta on September 23rd 1944 to Baale Akinale Chief Johnson Oguntoye and Olori Efundiran Adebisi Ogunleye, Oba Ogunleye, named Okesooto Bokuote, as a presumed “Abiku” who was the only survival of 14 siblings of the parents, had early childhood growth in Akinale and Abeokuta for both primary and secondary education.
The Towulade Akinale, Owu Kingdom, Abeokuta is a veteran journalist who cut his teeth as a versatile Newspaper Reporter in the Middle Belt Herald in Jos in 1965, the New Nigerian Newspaper in Kaduna (1966-1969) and the Daily Times, Lagos (1970-1976) before venturing into public relations practice as the chief spokesperson for the defunct national carrier, Nigeria Airways between 1976 and 2000 when he voluntarily retired.
Penpushing also reports that besides being a graduate of the Daily Times institute of Journalism, Oba Ogunleye read Mass Communication at the University of Lagos with training exposures in aviation journalism and public relations in many international airlines and aircraft manufacturers in Europe, Asia and America,and as a community community person, Ogunleye was installed as the 15th Baale (Village Head) of Akinale, an Owu satellite settlement, 23 kiometres south of Abeokuta on the Abeokuta-Lagos axial road in 2004.
“Subsequently on October 31st 2006, Oba Olusanya Adegboyega Dosunmu, Olowu Kangunere, Olowu Abeokuta elevated Baale Akinale as the first coronet in Akinale and named him Towulade Akinale,and as at today, he is a member of Egba Traditional Council and Permanent Member of Ogun State Council of Obas, contributing to the development of traditional jurisprudence in modern democratic governance in Nigeria’.