Age is the beginning of life, which is the original language of your life to mark the beginning of your centenary. without age, life is nothing: without life, age is meaningless - Dr, your milestone begins today.
Lightening a hundred candles to celebrate your life is more important than silver and gold. The candle we light tonight brings light to other peoples lives.
Building a hundred steps of cake to share your centenary is a beautiful thing in the mind of the guest present here tonight.
Setting a hundred chairs and tables to share the cake brings tremendous beauty in the mind of all your descendants both home and abroad - Paper, we celebrate you tonight.
A hundred colours of red carpet we spread tonight bring fantastic speakings and beauty into your footsteps.
The hundred twittering birds that are within our forest brings sweet melodies into our eyes - Daddy, that is why you are a true centenarian.
You look too young to be hundred - you don't look a day over ninety: this is an incredible milestone, but not nearly as incredible as you are; is too good to celebrate you tonight.
Your centenary has brought immense happiness, joy, love and harmony into our lives. Your gry hairs are like quartz crystal that speak at the gate of Queen Elizabeth of England.
When we look around us, the beauty of nature has shown all his presence here tonight - all the stars, even Sagittarius our optimistic friend and the grandmaster of prosperity celebrate you tonight... The Moon at its fullness celebrates you tonight. Your hundred years is like the Moon who brings light into our darkness - what a glory in the beauty of all light.
When I think of your centenary, it takes my memories back to the Bible and I remember someone like Shem, the son of Noah and Abraham, whose God promises blessings towards his descendants, and through him, all the nations of the earth shall be blessed - truly, we are blessed because of you.
Tonight, we have the honour to celebrate you, because at your age... you have done it all... At your age... you have made it all... At your age... you have cleared it all... At your age... you have enlightened it all... At your age... all the indigenous citizens of the planet earth have recognised you.
Daddy, may we leave to celebrate you in many years to come.
Dr Samuel Akpan, happy... Centenary... Celebration.