By Wahab Kola
January 19, 2019
The Management of TheLead Publications, publisher of TheLead Online and The Magazine has congratulated Professor Bamidele Badejo, the Dean of Faculty of Environmental Studies, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State as he celebrates his birthday.
The former Lagos State Commissioner of Transportation according to the Managing Director/Editor –In-Chief of TheLead Publications, Ajibola Abayomi was an embodiment of humility and achievement.
In a statement issued in Lagos by the MD, he described the Professor thus: “A caring father he is and a man of many parts; very humble and accommodating.
“I got to know him more while I was News Editor of Saturday Independent newspaper between 2010 to 2015.
“ As a commissioner, during the tenure of former Lagos state governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, the noble professor, Badejo fine tuned, conceptualized, and implemented a world class transportation model for Lagosians that was unique in the history of Nigeria and Africa which gravitated investors from all walks of life to the state.
“That era remains unmatched as Fashola became the toast of all eyes. Till date, nations are still studying the unprecedented intervention in the transport sector of the state at that moment.
“Your adaptation to all classes in the society is a rare concept of humility. As an academic, you are a teacher of Professors. As a politician, you are a leader of all with honest purpose.
“As you celebrate your birthday, we bear testimony to your lofty humanitarian height and pay tribute to you as one of the foremost leaders of our time. We wish you long life and prosperity” Ajibola said.