I will forever remember the day I met prof Eddy. Since that day and up till now, I have learnt so much from him, including life lessons that I still use till today. He taught me to be readily ready and always be prepared.  He is a jolly good fellow. He is a mentor, father, coach, and a teacher.

Teacher like you is a gift from Almighty God to humanity. You have produced high profile professionals in different industries all over the world. You did everything you could to help your students succeed despite all the challenges here and there.

You taught me serious academic discipline there by leading to my career in academics. This evolved out of the opportunities you gave to deliver tutorials while I was a student both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Prof, Sir, you can only retire but you are not tired because accounting profession walls will feel the hollow, its corridor will feel empty without the motivational presence of a  professor like you.

Below are some of his quotes:
-Proper preparation prevent poor performance


Dr Adebayo Muda

Trillion hearty big congratulations to a great Achiever, Mentor, Father, My personal school and off school Daddy, Aluta Leader, Caterpillar of Redemption himself and can continue but just to mention a few, on behalf of myself, family and colleagues,  we thank God for your life and keeping you healthy to attain this milestone age and retire as a fulfilled man. We are eternally grateful for all that you did and still doing 

Can't forget your interest in me when I entered Unilag in 2001 and standing by me throughout including the challenging times.

I pray that the Almighty God continue to bless and keep you and family and eat the dividends of your labour on us. Hearty cheers to many more years ahead in good health. Love you Sir

Sola Abiodun

A hearty congratulations to this great man who has imparted so much to people of different race.

Your achievements are enormous 📚📚📚📚

As you are retiring from the ivory tower,

I wish you more graceful years in good health!

May God's grace and protection be upon your life now and always. 

Esther Abia (mnim)

Congratulations on your milestone birthday and on your retirement sir.

Thank you for all the knowledge you imparted into us. Today, most of us are shining Finance stars in our various organisations by God’s grace.

I pray you have a wonderful 70th birthday celebration and a wonderful retirement.

God bless you.

Abisola Badejo (nee Oladubu)

I would consider myself to be extremely fortunate to have been a student of the indefatigable Professor Eddy Omolehinwa (‘the Caterpillar of Redemption”). Having completed my Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) professional exams at the end of Year 1 in University of Lagos (“UNILAG”), I had thought I would learn little or nothing from the undergraduate Accounting programme of UNILAG. I was proven wrong by Professor Eddy Omolehinwa. Professor Eddy brought an amazing different perspective towards delivering cost accounting lectures which further enriched my knowledge of the subject and improved my ability to make analytical decisions. His Cost Accounting textbook should be considered as one of the best sellers of Accounting textbooks because it was a well thought- out and articulated textbook. In my final year, Professor Eddy turned a supposedly expected boring course, Public Sector Accounting, into an amazing course with his thought-provoking practical approach & insights to the course. Professor Eddy’s Public Sector Accounting class was the best class I attended during my whole a stay in UNILAG. Expectedly, I still use the knowledge I gained in that class in analyzing Nigerian public sector finances and fiscal conditions – a foundation for understanding the macro-economic direction of Nigeria towards making informed business decisions.

Outside the class, Professor Eddy was a Father, a Mentor and an amazing Administrator to us all. He inspired all of us with his positive high energy, remarkable sense of humour, demonstrable intelligence and amiable work ethic. He ensured that our departmental grading results was the first to be released in the whole campus after examinations with little or no errors. He also set up a result complaints process for students to resolve any potential issues they may have with their grades. As the President of the Nigerian University of Accounting Students’ Association (NUASA) UNILAG Chapter during the 2001/2002 session, Professor Eddy being the HOD of Accounting, was the defacto Co-ordinator of the student body, so I had the opportunity to work closely with him. Professor Eddy supported the entire executive committee of the Association positively with his exemplary style of leadership and mentorship. He made all of us feel smart and capable and was the cornerstone of all the accomplishments/successes we recorded during my leadership of NUASA. He worked with us systematically and diligently to deliver the “First Distinguished Accounting Alumni Lecture Series in honour of Late Professor Michael Adeyemo” which was a landmark event that attracted the presence of the late Vice Chancellor Ibidapo Obe and the other members of UNILAG’s governing body.

After 44 years of devoted and meritorious service to UNILAG and the Accountancy Profession in Nigeria and Africa, I wish Professor Eddy a wonderful and a happy retirement! Professor Eddy has personally affected a lot of lives positively and the emergence of many business leaders in Nigeria! His valiant efforts towards the development of the educational system in Nigeria will forever be remembered and acknowledged. Good luck Sir and Happy 70th birthday!! Will surely spend time to read your latest book – “Unrealised Gains of Nigerian Independence” - All the very best Sir!

Your boy,

Abiodun Qazeem Sanusi

I believe you deserve more than this message looking at your contributions to my personal life. But I also believe that even at 70 , your evergreen life continues. Greatness in life does not consist in having many houses,many cars and fat bank accounts. "When you serve others , when you make some body else's life better,when you lift up people, when you help heal those that are hurting, not only are they blessed, but you are also blessed" and become really great by creating destinies for other people around you.

 Every prayer for more years of healthy and happy life.

Happy Birthday Sir.

Akin Arowojolu

You are retiring but you are not tired.God will continue to bless your good heart and your well behaved children.

Mama Nike

Mrs Ogunjumelo

Your 44 years of meritorious service in the University of Lagos is worthy of emulation. You were known to be committed to your job, truthful to the authorites and very helpful to your students. Our daughter, Abisola Oladubu, now FCCA was a beneficiary of your sound teaching. My wife, Christiana Oladubu also enjoyed working with you when you were the Head of the Accounting Dept. Your love for God and humanity is without measure. Thank you for all your support. We pray for more happy and blessed years to be spent in good health. Enjoy your new age and retirement years in God's grace and favor."

From Pastor and Evang (Mrs.) Michael Oladubu (USA)

A hearty congratulations to a worthy Professor on this day of your double celebration.

Our success story is incomplete without you for you were the alert and green button that pushed us to success!

Your positivity, encouragement, generosity, leadership and professionalism made significant impact on our lives.

Thank you for being an inspiration to us. We will always remember you.

We pray a happy, fun filled and blessed retirement, Amen 

Mr. & Mrs. Segun and Dupe Alakija

Big Congratulations Sir!!!