By Adetokunbo Fakeye
Nigeria - It was joy unlimited for Deputy Commissioner of police, Anti-Fraud Unit, Alagbon, Ikoyi, Lagos, DCP Saadat Ismail to see her team members all gathered to celebrate her on her birthday on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 in her office.
Yes she knew it was her birthday, but what she didn't know or was aware, is the big celebration that came with it. It was surprising to her when she walked into her office and saw everywhere lightened up with, 'Happy Birthday, Ma'am, we celebrate you today'.
Her facial expressions looked, oh, wow! All this for me? She felt so humbled and honoured. She gushed with smiles, joy and excitement. Really, it was an atmosphere of love, and a very unexpected one.
The team members welcomed her and wished her a happy birthday with love. Each member of the Anti-Fraud Unit rained prayers on her for long live, good health, joy God's blessings, wisdom and happiness.
Dressed in a stunning bottle green and black gown, with gold jewelries, Saadat Ismail, was bemused on sighting the orange coloured, touched of light green cake decorated with the caption, 'HBD DC Saadat Ismail' placed in a white wrapped table with champagne, variety of wines and drinks to colour the day.
The celebrant, DC Saadat Ismail, thanked every member of her unit for the show of love and prayed that celebrations never ceases from them and their homes.
DC was described by members of her team as a mother who always listens to them all on any issue and always eager to render help where she can.
Momentous Magazine Publisher, Sesan Awobiye, who coincidentally was at the occasion said, he was amazed meeting a gathering celebrating the iron lady of Anti-Fraud Unit. He used the medium to give God thanks for her life and wished her well in all her endeavors.
"I am amazed, and pleased with what I am seeing here today. It's something deserving. She is a good woman, I wish her long live with good health", Awobiye stated.
Birthdays are very important time in ones life. It's a time to celebrate with family, friends, colleagues and loved ones. It's a unique day of ones life. It's marked out to celebrate people we love and cherish and most importantly, give thanks to God Almighty for the gift of life.
April 18 yearly, will always be a special day for Saadat Ismail as long as she lives on earth.
And on this special season of Ramadan, we pray that the Almighty Allah grant her all her desires that are of good intentions.
May you live to see and celebrate many more birthdays in good health, and blessings in Jesus name, Amen.
Members of her team in Anti-Fraud Unit, Alagbon, that organised the birthday surprise are: ACP Dayo B.O Ojewale, CSP Asemota Tina, CSP Bamisile Olufemi, DSP Taofeek Surakat, DSP Amogbon Ilesanmi, ASP Jenet Imolorhe, ASP Bosede Kehinde, ASP Gbeleyi Olusegun, ASP Ayewa John, Inspector Tajudeen Ojelabi, Inspector Joseph Ojonugwa and Sergeant Miracle Ikyan.
VIPs who joined the celebration include, CP Yomi Oladimeji, CP Rotimi Adelesi and CP Ibrahim Baba Zango.