Obasanjo, beacon of national unity, says Saraki
• Congratulates Ex-President At 80
• Information Minister Lauds Obasanjo’s Role In Hosting FESTAC ‘77
• Obasanjo, Quintessential Leader, Lover Of Nigeria— Ajimobi
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, yesterday, congratulated former President Olusegun Obasanjo on attaining the age of 80 and described him as a “beacon of national unity, peace and progress.”
Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in a tribute to mark Obasanjo’s 80th birthday anniversary today, said he is delighted, on behalf of the 8th Senate, to join family, friends and numerous well wishers of Chief Obasanjo, in celebrating his entry into the elite club of octogenarians.
He said that apart from having served the country “diligently, passionately and conscientiously” for many decades, Chief Obasanjo has remained one of the dominant figures in national discourse.
“Baba, for several decades, you have been one of the dominant figures in our national discourse,” Saraki said. “On several fronts, you have served the nation diligently, conscientiously and passionately. In fact, you remain a beacon of our national unity, peace and progress.”
Similarly, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has lauded former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s roles in successful hosting of the historic FESTAC ‘77 as the military Head of State.
Also, Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has felicitated with the former President, describing him as a quintessential leader and passionate lover of his fatherland.
The governor’s remark was contained in a statement issued in Ibadan, yesterday, by his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka.