Buhari rejoices with Orelope-Adefulire at 60
•Greets Segun Awolowo At 56
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent greetings to former deputy governor of Lagos State, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, on her 60th birthday, congratulating her for many years of laudable achievements, especially in public service.
The President also congratulated the Executive Director of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Chief Segun Awolowo, on his 56th birthday and for consistently serving the country for many years, including working with four former Presidents.
Buhari saluted Orelope-Adefulire’s courage in delving into politics and governance and taking interest in developmental issues, thereby setting the pace for many women to actively participate in state and national issues.
He joined family, friends and political associates of Orelope-Adefulire, who is his Senior Special Assistant on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and former commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation in Lagos, commending her for bringing her wealth of experience working at the grassroots to her position.
The President affirmed that her reappointment comes with lots of expectations, as the country repositions to cut down level of poverty and strengthen the economy for sustainable growth, urging her to stay focused on the goals.The President, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, yesterday, wished her long life and strength .
Similarly, Buhari joined family members, friends and professional colleagues of Segun Awolowo in celebrating another milestone, noting that he has demonstrated the same keen interest in humanity and patriotism in affairs of the country that separated his grandfather for commendation.
The President also affirmed that the -zero oil target introduced by the NEPC, with the goal of diversifying the economy by increasing the chains of valued-added exports, had impacted greatly on the economy, prompting Nigerians to also consider the global market in productions and marketing strategy.He urged more commitment and dedication to public service from him, assuring him that posterity would remember his sacrifices and loyalty to the country.