TRIBUTE TO THE QUEEN MOTHER OF PRINT MEDIA – LADY MAIDEN IBRU, ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY!
You are by all standards, an epitome of grace, grit and achievement, constantly defying stereotypes and overcoming numerous obstacles to establish yourself as a force to reckon with in a male-dominated society.
Like the mother hen dotes over her chicks in a protective gesture, you have put me and my brother Tive under your motherly wings. I will never forget the beautiful story of love and loyalty between you and the late chief Alex Ibru, who laid the foundations, which you have transformed into Nigeria’s no.1 Print Establishment
Despite not having obtained a law degree, you are a tenacious fighter with a legal mind, who confronted all your battles head-on and won. You have been a helper, friend, teacher, and most importantly a mother to me and the Sujimoto family. Having carved a niche in the Media industry for many decades, you took the country by storm, transforming Guardian Newspaper to becoming the number one News print Establishment in Nigeria.
Your great ability to achieve excellence is limitless. With an empire as huge as the Ibru’s dynasty, you have displayed great leadership characteristics and a rare winning mentality. Your great achievements and success story has earned you numerous recognitions and accolades by many as the impactful ‘Queen Mother of Print Media’, you are indeed an Alpha Female. Your selfless spirit is evident in your numerous charitable and humanitarian contributions.
Ma, on this glorious occasion, I pray that life brings you all that you have ever longed for, in good health, sound mind, and prosperity. I wish you an unforgettable birthday celebration and numerous ecstatic celebrations hereafter.
You are deeply appreciated, today, tomorrow and always.
70 hearty cheers to an extraordinary mother!!!