By Akeem Busari
The world stood tall in celebration of Sheikh Tamin bin Hamad al- Thani, the Emir of Qatar as he marked his 40th birthday yesterday. The monarch was also celebrated in Lagos with a private party by renowned philanthropist and Lagos Prince, Dr. Kazeem Eletu- Odibo at his Lekki residence in Lagos.
In a chat with journalists yesterday, an obviously elated Prince Kazeem Eletu- Odibo explained that he was truly happy to organise the party in celebration of the Sheikh Tamin, a man he describes as a visionary leader and worthy role model, who is worthy of emulation.
” I am happy to hold this private party to celebrate Sheikh Tamin bin Hamad al-Thani. I have also modelled my life after this great man for several reasons. The amiable Sheikh Tamin is great leader with uncommon love, compassion and unbelievable kindness towards the poor and humanity in general,” Prince Kazeem, the Chairman of Kazeem Royal Properties Limited remarked.
” As a Lagos Prince, I have been exposed to many leaders, including Kings across the world. But the lifestyle and leadership skills of Sheikh Tamin have seriously and positively impacted my life,” Dr. Kazeem added.
Sheikh Tamin, the fourth son of the immediate past Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani was born June 3, 1980. Before he ascended the exalted throne on June 25, 2013, has held several government positions within Qatar.
At the birthday party that was also attended by players and officials of Prince Kazeem football club, the affable Lagos Prince unveiled a life-size portrait of Sheikh Tamin, as well as, T- shirts, facemasks bearing the portrait of the Emir.