President greets Donald Duke at 60
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, on his 60th birthday, as he joined family and friends to rejoice with Duke, whose antecedents continue to inspire hope in a new generation of leaders.
President Buhari affirmed that Duke’s leadership strides resonated across the country, as he deployed innovative and creative strategies of development that placed Nigeria on the spotlight of rapid urban development, agriculture, industrialisation, hospitality and tourism during his time as governor of the South-South state.
He said Duke, who was elected governor in his late 30s in 1999, provided a visionary and focused leadership that showcased the potential of the Nigerian youths, projecting the loyalty, dedication and sense of patriotism that heralded nationalist movements and consolidated the country’s unity.
Buhari noted Duke’s maturity and measured disposition, even in the opposition for several years, working to promote peace, good governance and virile democratic institutions for the benefit of the country.