President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday joined the All Progressives Congress family in congratulating a former governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, on his 65th birthday.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President Buhari felicitated with the former governor, his family, friends and colleagues.
He described Oshiomhole’s birthday as a milestone, which had been lined with awards and recognitions for “courageous and selfless service to humanity, the nation and his community as a former leader of the Nigeria Labour Congress and a governor.”
The statement partly read, “The President extols the vision, bravery and forthrightness of Comrade Oshiomhole in instituting long lasting changes in Edo State for eight years, particularly the investments in people by enhancing the health, educational and physical infrastructure standard of the state.
“As a unionist and labour leader, President Buhari acknowledges the vocal and frontline roles Oshiomhole played in ensuring a return to democracy and the entrenchment of democratic principles in governance by continually challenging the norms and emphasizing the rule of law, people-friendly policies, probity and accountability.
“The President affirms that the nation has benefitted a lot from the robust and responsive leadership style of the former governor, believing that as he grows older, his invaluable wisdom will be most useful for the growth of the nation.
“President Buhari prays that the almighty God will grant Oshiomhole longer life and good health to keep serving the nation he loves so much.”