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NUPRC CCE suspends birthday celebration sighting hard times citizens are facing

NUPRC CCE suspends birthday celebration sighting hard times citizens are facing
NUPRC CCE suspends birthday celebration sighting hard times citizens are facing (Photo: NUPRC)

Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), Commission Chief Executive (CCE), Engr. Gbenga Komolafe has implored those that are putting together some programme to celebrate his 60th birthday to suspend such plan for the sake of the country’s current ailing economy and the excruciating pains the citizens are passing through.

He disclosed this via a press statement yesterday, Wednesday, made available to our correspondent, pleading with his well wishers to shelve every arrangement to roll out drums for his birthday while appreciating their gesture.

The statement reads: “My attention has been drawn to preparations by family, friends and well wishers to celebrate me this weekend on the occasion of my 60th birthday which fell on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.

“It is common and in fact traditional, in our clime, for family and associates to celebrate their own when they achieve milestones in life. I deeply appreciate this gesture of my well-wishers to call together friends and associates to thank God and later sit together to wine and dine in an event planned for Saturday, September 30, 2023.

“However, given the mood of the nation at this time that people are struggling to weather the current economic storm and government is making concerted efforts to halt the slide in the country’s economy, it would amount to some level of insensitivity, especially for a public servant, to engage in elaborate ceremony of any kind, even if sponsored.

“I completely understand how this will be received by family, friends and associates, but I would plead that both the thanksgiving service and the reception planned for this Saturday be stood down.

“I have every reason to thank God for His grace upon my life and how far he has brought me; and sincerely appreciate my family, friends and associates who have shown me love and have been felicitating with me.

“I sincerely regret the inconveniences the cancellation of the two events might cause invited guests. At this time, we are all expected to make sacrifices for the sake of our nation and our people.

“May the Almighty God bless everyone and help our country’s recovery and growth efforts.”

Techrectory with Agency Report.

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