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I Wasn't Expecting To Live Up To 70 Years - Senator Kaka

••• Donates 200 Seater Auditorium To Abaraham Adesanya Poly

••• Presents N2.5m Cheque To Awolowo Foundation

•Senator Kaka


The Daily Crucible | Saturday, May 14, 2022

Mariam Adekunle, Abeokuta

Former deputy governor of Ogun State, Senator Adegbenga Sefiu Kaka, has revealed that he never knew he could live up to 70 years on earth, given his precarious beginning, submitting that he made it to three scores and 10 years by sheer benevolence of God.

Kaka recalled that his mother lost her first three children when each of them was less than five years old, and that when he (Kaka) arrived, it was with bouts of illnesses and leaving nobody with any hope that he could celebrate the first five years on earth.

The Senator who represented Ogun East between 2011 and 2015, spoke while reflecting briefly on his life at 70, shortly before donating 200 seater auditorium to Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic, Ijebu Igbo in memory of his late mother, Alhaja Idiat Adebisi Kaka, to mark his 70th birthday celebration on Friday.

Kaka also presented a cheque of N2.5m to Awolowo Foundation for the sustenance of the goals of the foundation at the event graced by governor Dapo Abiodun, Senator Akin Odunsi, Speaker Kunle Oluomo, commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago - Iwoye, Prof. Deji Agboola among others.

The Senator recalled that he was not "conscious of his environment" throughout the teenage years, noting that things did not change for better on all fronts until he marked the first 25 years.

He stressed that by his own standard at 70, he has "achieved all the tasks" he had set for himself, explaining that since marking his 65th birthday, he lives each day in appreciation to Almighty Allah for His mercy and benevolence towards him.

In his remarks, governor Dapo Abiodun who was represented by deputy governor Noimot Salako-Oyedele said the government and people of Ogun State are proud of Senator Kaka, describing him as one who had distinguished himself with an "exemplary life in career and leadership."

"We love Senator Gbenga Kaka for his  passion for leadership, public service and good governance. Ijebu Igbo is blessed to have Kaka, who has love of Ijebu Igbo at heart. He is a man of peace and justice who strives to consolidate on good things among his people. 

"He is always living a life of selfless service and we look up to him for his passion for people. We should all emulate him so that we can leave worthy legacies behind," he said.

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