President Bola Tinubu has congratulated Otunba Bimbo Ashiru on his 60th birthday and as well applauded him for his significant contributions to the private sector and public service, extolling him as a quintessential gentleman, a bridge builder, and an advocate of economic development.

Felicitating the Chairman of Odua conglomerate owned by the governments of South-west States, President Tinubu highlighted the efforts of the former Stanbic IBTC Bank Director and former Commissioner for Commerce and Industry in Ogun State.

The President recalled that Otunba Ashiru’s tenacity, innovative thinking, and relentless drive made positioned him as the Commissioner of the Year during his time in office.

He said that Otunba Ashiru has continued to distinguish himself even in his position as Chairman of the Odu’a Investment Company Limited, “a role that has further demonstrated his vision and foresight”.


While wishing Otunba Ashiru peace and happiness, the President acknowledged the impact the administrator has had on the growth and development of businesses and the private sector in Nigeria at large.

President Tinubu prays that the coming years will bring Otunba Ashiru and his family more joy and every good thing in life that he desires.

Also, the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, rejoices with Otunba Ashiru, “With immense pleasure and joy, I extend my heartfelt congratulations as you gracefully celebrate your Diamond Jubilee on Tuesday, 26th December, 2023. On behalf of my family, the Government, and the good people of Ogun State, I celebrate this remarkable milestone with you”.

“Reaching the age of sixty, adorned with good health and notable achievements is quite significant and a testament to divine benevolence. For these abundant blessings, we express, on your behalf, our profound gratitude to Almighty God. Your age is not merely measured in numbers, but resonates in the countless lives you have positively impacted through various endeavours. You have indeed distinguished yourself with hard work, diligence, simplicity and humility that inspire brilliance, confidence, determination and selflessness.

Your contributions to the socio-economic growth of the Southwest region are nothing but extraordinary. Your exceptional leadership has illuminated the path for Odu’a Investment Company Limited, showcasing incredible management prowess. You are a beacon of inspiration and mentorship for the younger generations, exemplifying humility and philanthropy.

As we mark your 60th birthday, I join in gratitude to Almighty God for His continued benevolence upon you and your family. May He renew your strength and grant you many more years in good health, enabling you to persist in your selfless service to God and humanity”