Hundreds of personalities that graced the Silverbird Man of The Year Award on Friday were full of praises for the business tycoon, Femi Otedola over his philanthropic gestures to help the helpless in the society,

Otedola bagged the Silverbird Extraordinary Achievement Award. One of his employees who received the award and spoke on his behalf said, “I happen to be an employee under Mr. Femi Otedola and it always amazes me whenever figures come out for us to pay to hospitals because he wants to help the helpless and he will not hesitate to sign those cheques.

He always says to me that he will not take the money to heaven and how he had wish other Nigerians who are well endowed like me can do the same. Today, the former Super Eagles captain and coach, Christian Chukwu drives round Enugu by himself after his hospital bill was paid by Otedola.

Ace broadcaster Sadiq Daba is also smiling today.  Each time I look at his Facebook Wall, I’m always happy. It is a joy that Otedola has been of help. Peter Fregene and so many others that we cannot talk about today have been able to benefit from Otedola’s gesture.