Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a chieftain and national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), is set to turn 67 on Friday, March 29 and President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated him ahead of his birthday.
Buhari sent his well-wishes in a statement via his spokesman, Femi Adesina. In the statement, President Buhari described Tinubu as one of the strong pillars of Nigeria’s democracy while also praising the statesman for his selflessness in serving the country and making life better for many people.
“Asiwaju’s uncompromising posture in the face of injustice and refusal to follow the path of least resistance for personal gains stand him out today as a rare breed and one of the cornerstones of Nigeria’s democracy, especially with his track record of persistence, consistency and effective leadership.
“As the father of modern Lagos state, the President commends the visionary and inclusive leadership style that the Asiwaju provided for the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria for eight years, laying the foundation for a modern and technologically-driven city, and ensuring that every successive leader in the state sticks with the masterplan of a greater Lagos,” he said.
Buhari also rejoiced with family members, friends, political and business associates of Tinubu on his birthday. “which is further brightened with the many successes recorded at the recently concluded polls by his strong leadership.
“The President believes the best years of the APC National Leader are still ahead, praying that the Almighty God will grant him longer life, good health and more wisdom to keep serving the country he loves so much.”