Mr. Ilerioluwa Johnson Babatunde has felicitated with the Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of Extension Publications, Chief Omoniyi Sunday Obiyinka as he graduated and conferred membership of The National Institute.
Membership of the National Institute is the highest institutional honour in Nigeria and is conferred on participants of the Senior Executive Course at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies who fulfills all the requirements of the Course. They are awarded a certificate entitling them to “Membership of the National Institute” (mni).
Check the congratulatory message below:
“Hurray and congratulations to my hugely beloved and longstanding friend and godfather, my most revered Chief Omoniyi Sunday Obiyinka a.k.a Extension as he graduates and conferred membership of the National Institute at the SEC 44 Graduation ceremony held in Kuru, Jos.
“I share the utmost joy with this very proud and alluring son and High Chief of the source (Ile-Ife) and the Jagun Agba-Oye of Ibadanland.
“Otunba Sunday Obiyinka has served meritoriously in the publishing industry under the tutelage of the forefathers of the industry before establishing his own firm in Ibadan. His zeal and passion for excellence in business are second to none, little wonder he was able to grow his company from being an Ibadan-based brand into becoming a well-known publishing firm in Nigeria and beyond. Nothing would have caused him to be popularly known by a name extracted from his registered company name if the company isn’t a successful brand.
“He is humility personified but he can equally be combative should anyone cross his red line. He is such an accommodating human who is given to philanthropy and generosity in kindness. I cherish the years-long relationship I have developed with him.
“He is a friend to many bigwigs in the Nigerian politics & governance, an ally of many business moguls and high-ranking personalities in the industries and professions such as publishing, real estate, banking, law, medicine, engineering, academics, manufacturing, hospitality, public service etcetera.
“Otunba Sunday Obiyinka is also gifted with a huge sense of humor. In his characteristic manner, he concludes easily on double-tongued people, and doesn’t spare them; he writes them off as insincere, dishonest, or worthless.
“A very gentle and respectful human who combines superb soft skills with excellence in hard skills. He is loved by many royal fathers; I can remember the presence of many first-class kings at his 50th birthday celebration held in January 2020 at the International Conference Centre of the University of Ibadan. Who would have been able to converge many of Nigeria’s incumbent State Governors, Senators, House of Representatives members, Ambassadors, High-Commissioners and members of the Diplomatic Corp, Ministers, and many high-ranking personalities under one roof at a social event if not a valued, very important and significant person like Otunba Sunday Obiyinka.
“Of his publishing business headquartered in Ibadan, I know little but I know that he travels a lot to every part of the world and states in Nigeria at different times and I support him with prayers. A devout Christian blessed with children and a happy home, you cannot but gain his friendship if you are honest, reliable, and trustworthy.
“As a Member of the National Institute, Otunba Sunday Obiyinka will excel, he will touch lives and raise other people up even as he raises the bar in his publishing profession.
“My prayer is that God Almighty will avail him more wisdom and grace to leave his footprints in the sands of time.
“Hearty congratulations Sir, from yours truly.
Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.