From Saudi, Saraki appreciates well-wishers on 60th birthday
Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed appreciation to family members, friends, associates, and supporters “who played one role or another in giving him a befitting” birthday celebration, despite his absence from the country.
In a statement personally signed by him from Saudi Arabia, where he is observing the Lesser Hajj (Umrah), Saraki expressed gratitude to Allah for preserving him during the past six decades and giving him strength, good health, and the grace to have good people around him.
He said: “More importantly, I give glory to Almighty Allah for giving me the grace of having family members, friends, associates, supporters, and well-wishers who celebrated my birthday, even in my absence and beyond what I could have ever organised on my own.
“My gratitude goes to all my people who organised prayers, those who organised empowerment workshops for youths, those who sponsored the donation of gifts to the less privileged, those who paid for newspaper and social media advertisements as well as those who issued press statements to congratulate me.
“Let me, specifically, mention former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, incumbent and former state governors, serving and past members of the Nigerian Senate and House of Representatives, politicians, members of the business community, family members, friends, aides, and organisations, like the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBA) for their contributions to the celebration of the birthday. I also thank members of the diplomatic community who have sent congratulatory messages.
“I appreciate you all and pray for Allah’s blessing on every one of us. It is my prayer that God should heal our dear country and make it a safe place to work, live and relax.”