President Muhammadu Buhari has sent felicitations to former Osun State Governor, Chief Bisi Akande, on the occasion of his 81st birthday.
According to a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) in Abuja on Thursday, the president wished the octogenarian longer years, good health and more strength to keep serving the nation.
Buhari joined all members of the governing party, government and people of Osun State, family and associates of the elder statesmen in celebrating the virtues of selflessness and sacrifice he consistently projects.
He congratulated the former National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for “upholding the philosophy of the great nationalist, former premier of Western region and leader of Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), Chief Obafemi Awolowo, in advocating free education, health care and entrepreneurship, and following up with counselling of leaders on same path.”
The President expressed the belief that Chief Akande’s rich experience in public service and politics will go a long way in moving the nation forward through wise counsels and setting a good precedent in leadership.
Buhari prayed for better days ahead for the APC stalwart.