In the presence of friends, family and select associates, with the idyllic city of Madrid providing the perfect backdrop and ambience, billionaire Mohammed Indimi made a grand entry into the Septuagenarian club. He didnâ€™t enter alone, literally.
The Borno State-born founder and chairman of Oriental Energy Resources ensured that all his 20 children and grandchildren and their spouses were ferried from across the world to the scenic Spanish capital to celebrate his 70th birthday with him. Indeed, it is not every day that septuagenarians like him look around and see all their fruits joyfully gathered in one place to celebrate.
And the billionaire philanthropist could not help but burst into tears as his children and grandchildren gathered round and jointly sang him a birthday song. He removed his glasses and intermittently wiped the tears off his eyes with the edge of his agbada. In the midst of the merriment, some of the dancing kids joined in the tear-party.
One of his children, Rahama, Mohammed Babangidaâ€™s estranged wife, celebrated her father with a lengthy post on Instagram; â€œToday, I celebrate my father that turned 70 years old.
You started the Indimi Enterprise from the bottom and worked your way to M&W pump. Then, Oriental came along, youâ€™d think oil block and you are rich. Well it doesnâ€™t work that way. You put everything that you have in it and invested so much in it and Allah blessed you for it.â€ Apart from the lavish celebrations that followed, guests got among other expensive souvernirs, Hermes bags.