Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has taken to social media to shower encomium on Ibijoke, his wife, as she celebrates her 54th birthday.
In a post on his Twitter page on Friday, the governor shared a picture of his wife, alongside a lovely message expressing his gratitude for all she has done for him.
He also appreciated her for taking her role diligently and patiently while standing by him through thick and thin.
“A very happy birthday to my dear wife. Dr. Ibijoke Claudiana Sanwo-Olu. May God’s unending blessings continue to abide with you. Thank you for your prayers, support and encouragement always,” he wrote.
“Thank you for understanding that the role we have taken requires selflessness, hard-work, and patience, even in the face of adversity. As you celebrate another year, may grace never depart from you. Happy Birthday, Ibijoke mi. God bless you.”
Ibijoke, who was born on January 8, 1967, graduated from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Akoka, where she obtained her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S) degrees.
A very Happy Birthday to my dear Wife. Dr. Ibijoke Claudiana Sanwo-Olu.
May God’s unending blessings continue to abide with you. Thank you for your prayers, support and encouragement always. pic.twitter.com/0oCF5oBWnf
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) January 8, 2021
The medical practitioner also holds a post-graduate diploma in Hospital and Health Management (PGDHM); Diploma in Anesthesia (DA); Masters of Public Health (MPH) and Masters in Business Administration (MBA).
With a record of over 25 years of active service, rising through the ranks to become chief executive officer of Harvey Road Comprehensive Health Centre, Yaba and later General Hospital, Somolu, Ibijoke has served in various capacities in the state before her emergence as the first lady in 2019, following her husband’s victory in the governorship race.
She is a member of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), Lagos Anesthetic Association (LAA), Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN), and the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO).