Yahaya Idris, Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with former President Goodluck Jonathan on his 63rd birthday, declaring that he was a life of service that had brought honour and goodwill to the country.
Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, quoted Buhari as noting with appreciation, the peculiar and remarkable climb of the former president on Nigeria’s political ladder.
The president also noted with delight Jonathan’s dedication that had kept him working most recently as ECOWAS envoy to bring peace to the Republic of Mali.
Buhari prayed that the almighty God would grant Jonathan longer life, good health and more wisdom to keep serving the nation and humanity.
Jonathan, Buhari’s immediate predecessor, clocks 63 on Friday, November 20, 2020.
Before he became President in 2010, Jonathan had served as Vice President to his predecessor, President Umar Yar’adua, succeeding him after his death on May 5, 2010.
Until his nomination as Yar’adua’s running mate for the 2007 presidential contest, Jonathan had served as Governor of Bayelsa, after he succeeded his impeached boss, the late Diepreye Alamieyesiegha. (NAN)
Sen. Dino Melaye Felicitate With Former Nigerian Senate President, Saraki, Says Oloye Is 58!
A Chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and immediate past Senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, Dino Melaye joined million of Nigerians citizens to celebrate with Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on his 58th birthday anniversary.
Sen. Dino Melaye has described Sen. Saraki as giant bigger than myths and a life being owned by Nigerians.
Dino Melaye in a statement he released on Saturday via his verified facebook page said Dr. Saraki is a man of intellectual strength and moral courage.
“Our adversaries tried to break his soul, they wanted to exterminate any mind they can’t manipulate”.
“But, Saraki emerged in the brutal embrace of tyranny, seared by the savage atmosphere of crude oppression. He was unjustly bullied, yet he robed himself with the authority of morality”.
The statement further stated, “As the most impenetrable darkness is dissipated by a single ray of light, so the army of evil men that assembled against him have been shamed”.
As a result of his epic principle and compatriotism, Saraki is celebrated today as a pre-eminent champion of a peaceful democratic pluralism.
“We have reasons to honor him, because through his impeccable character, his cavalier resolve in pursuing what unites, his sterling leadership acumen and his unshakeable commitment to democratic precepts, he singularly set an exemplary standard for integrity and human development, which will continue to inspire generations around the world”.
Happy birthday to the Distinguished Sen. (Dr) Abubakar Bukola Saraki
Senator Saraki was a two term Governor of Kwara State and a Chieftain of the PDP.
Award Of Excellence 2020: Engineer. (DR.) Dada Adeyanju Ojogiru 1 Bags AEDC Contractor Of The Year Award
…… Promises more philanthropic gesture in the years ahead
By Joshua Adinoyi, Lokoja.
An Award of AEDC Contractor of the Year has been conferred on Engineer (Dr.) Dada Adeyanju popularly called Ojogiri-1.
A Group known as Advocacy for Youth Leadership in Governance, Kogi State, conferred the Award on Ojogiri-1 at this year’s Award of Excellence held in Lokoja.
The Group said Engineer (Dr.) Adeyanju was chosen for the Award in view of his selfless service to the people of his Community.
Reacting to the honor done him, Ojogiri-1, who could not hold back his joy appreciated the Group for finding him worthy of the Award.
“I feel so happy and so elated. In fact, it is good to be good. All the things I have been doing for my immediate Community in the secret, I don’t know it been noticed by the people. This is really great and I am not taking this for granted”
Engineer Dada pointed out that the Award will spur him to do more and commended friends and family members for gracing the occasion.
“This Award has put me on my toes already. I will continue to do what I have been doing before and even double my efforts. The people of Felele Community should be rest assured that in no distant time, they will hear from me positively”
Friends of the Awardee, Mohammed Hadi and Mr. Christopher George, described the Award as well deserved and enjoined Ojogiri-1 to continue in his works.
Engineer Dada Adeyanju who is a native of Are Ekiti, Ekiti State but resident in Lokoja, have been contributing his quota to the development of Felele Community, a development he is expected to sustain in the years ahead.
Obaseki Celebrates Deputy Shuaibu At 51
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has felicitated with his deputy, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu on his 51st birthday.
Obaseki, in a statement, hailed the deputy governor for his unalloyed loyalty to Edo people and unwavering commitment to the vision of making Edo great again.
According to the governor, “I congratulate you my friend and brother on your 51st birthday.
“It is with great joy that I celebrate you today, given our very peculiar and shared experience forged by years of unalloyed loyalty to Edo people to drive our common vision to make Edo great again.
“I wish you strength, wisdom, long life and prosperity. Happy birthday.”
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