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Buhari congratulates Lawrence Onoja at 70, Atta at 90

Buhari congratulates Lawrence Onoja at 70, Atta at 90

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Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday congratulated a former Governor of Plateau and Katsina states, Maj.-Gen. Lawrence Onoja (retd.), who turns 70 on Friday.

He also congratulated Ambassador Abdullahi Atta who turns 90 on Friday.

In a separate statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, the President felicitated with Onoja’s family, friends and former professional colleagues.

Buhari recalled Onoja’s years of hard work and sacrifice to the nation as he served in strategic positions in the army and governor of two states.

The statement read, “The President extols Onoja’s sense of patriotism and relentless effort in contributing to the growth of the nation by accepting to serve on the boards of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the National Institute of Sports, and consistently remaining active in the political sphere.

“As he turns 70, President Buhari believes Onoja’s keen appetite for knowledge, which saw him earning a doctorate in International Law and Diplomacy, and the wisdom that comes with age, will be further translated into serving the country he loves so much.

“The President prays that the Almighty God will bless Onoja with longer life and strength to keep contributing to the growth of the nation.”

In another statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President joined Atta’s family, friends and well-wishers in thanking God for his “continued benevolence, strength and never-failing care to the host in the past decades of a remarkable life of service and dedication to humanity.”

Buhari noted Atta’s service to the nation during his career in the foreign and public service, where he said he distinguished himself, with courage, in the work of reconciliation, conflict prevention, justice and peace around the world.

“As family, friends, former colleagues and well-wishers gather to celebrate the nonagenarian’s lifetime and achievements, the President reminds them, the young and old alike, of their responsibility to give the nation hope for the future.

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