Encomiums poured in yesterday for All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who turns 64 today.
To mark the day, a one-day colloquium on agriculture will hold today in Abuja to explore the possibilities in that sector as Nigeria moves to expand its revenue base.
President Muhammadu Buhari led the rain of tributes. A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, noted that Tinubu’s rising political profile since he was elected senator in 1992 “is a testimony to his forthrightness, diligence and doggedness”.
He said these qualities had also endeared him to the electorate and given him all-round success as a private sector worker, a businessman and two-term governor of Lagos State.
The President described Tinubu as one of the pillars of the APC, who successfully created a formidable opposition that worked vigorously within a short period to oust a party that had been in power for 16 years.
He praised the visionary leadership style of the Asiwaju of Lagos, who is also the Jagaban of Borgu Kingdom in Niger State.
President Buhari assured Tinubu that his patriotism and commitment to democracy and good governance, and his generous spirit would always be remembered and appreciated by generations of Nigerians.
He prayed that the Almighty God would grant Tinubu “long life, good health, wisdom and prosperity as he steadfastly supports efforts to promote the development of Nigeria”.
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