Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, BAF, is like a proverbial wine that tastes better with age.

It all started with a simple and highly significant, but unexpected sms, “thank you for what you wrote about Oga,” which was a remarkable displayed of humility. Over the years, you have proven yourself as a priceless leader, administrator, teacher, guidance, mentor, humanitarian, mother and above all, stabilizer of the JKF’s dynasty.

According to the Cambridge dictionary, stabilizer is a person or thing that stabilizes. That is, someone or something that helps keep situation stable, so that it does not change unexpectedly. This is the divine role providence has bestowed on Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi and she handles it gracefully with candour, compassion, and devotion.

Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, you are a go-to-person for all administrative problems as a mentor and a go-to-person for all personal problems as a mother. You have always set examples to learn from and achieve set goals. You evolve anew as you aged and give credence to the statement that age is nothing, but a number. You are not just an inspiration, but the stabilizing factor of the JKF empire.

As you grow blissfully and basking in the glory of Almighty God, I wish you many more critiques from genuine and unwarranted critics. An achiever is bound to attract envy and consequently criticisms. The mystery behind the constant attack you receive from unjustified adversaries is understandable. But, they aren’t seen nothing! May the years ahead bring you more criticisms as God strengthen your pragmatism and relevance; after all, only successful people are criticized and not the failures.

Erelu, you are a motivation to many and mother general to all. You touch lives with joy, and you deserve all the accolades you are receiving today. As you celebrate your birthday, may today mark the beginning of all round success in your life. Whatever you touch henceforth will not only turn to gold, but diamond. Happy birthday and many happy returns to the amazon that stabilizes the JKF realm.

-Gboyega Ajayi
Senior Special Assistant to Ekiti State Governor on Policy, Strategy and Speeches.

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