Senator Yisa Braimoh to celebrate 80th birthday


What does it feel like to be an octogenarian? These are some of the posers Sen Yisa Braimoh would be ruminating in his mind as he gets set to join the elite club of octogenarians on August 12.

The former senator who represented Edo North district in the national assembly between 2007 to 2011, would surely be making a grand entry into the “elite” club of those who have clocked 80, amid the national catastrophe tugging at the heart of our national unity.

The sociable Edo North PDP chieftain whose spritely look underlies his real age, will certainly not allow the day to go unheralded.

The highly respected Owan-born politician who also holds the revered Muslim title of Seriki Musulumi of Afenmai land, while being grateful for the “gift of good health and divine favours”, he would have also gone a step further to line up a series of activities to mark the occasion of his 80th birthday.

As usual, a prayer session in his honour will precede the event which is to be followed by visits to selected orphanages as part of his well-known reach out to the needy

The climax of the occasion will be the birthday bash when his close political associates and the cream de la cream of the society would converge to pay tributes and honour a man who has devoted a significant portion of his life to the betterment of society.

Sen Braimoh, who holds the record of being the first Owan person to represent Edo North senatorial district in the national assembly, is most admired for his impactful services to humanity, whether in providing gainful employment to the youths of the Ihievbe community, where he hails from and several other outreaches that endeared him to the people, both within and outside Edo North axis.

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