As Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo celebrates his 61st birthday, today March 8, felicitations have continued to pour in for the nation’s number two citizen.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, in a congratulatory message he personally signed, celebrated Osinabajo’s leadership capabilities and commitment to the Nigeria project.
“You have demonstrated abiding faith in the unity and growth of this great nation, and exhibited unwavering loyalty. You have not left any one in doubt about your impeccable leadership qualities and capacity to diligently handle matters of national interest, development and progress,” Dogara said.
“As a legal luminary of great repute and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, you have brought your vast knowledge, character, pedigree and experience to bear in the discharge of the functions of your office as the vice president and driver of the nation’s economy, the results of which are very visible, impacting and reassuring.
“On behalf of the leadership and the entire members of the House of Representatives, I heartily wish you a happy 61st birthday celebration while praying God Almighty to continue to keep you in good health and bless you with many more years in service of the nation.”
The ruling All Progressives Congress, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, while wishing the Vice President more good years, recalled Osinbanjo’s contribution to the growth of the nation’s justice system in his professional capacity as a lawyer as well as his commitment to the party and the Nigerian nation.
Abdullahi said “the sweeping justice reforms Osinbajo undertook as Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State remains one of the celebrated legacies bequeathed to the state and have been replicated in many states in the country.
“The party recalls the strategic and important role Osinbajo played after the formation of the APC in 2013 when he was tasked alongside other notable party members to design and produce our party’s manifesto, culminating in the presentation of the party’s roadmap to a new Nigeria.”
The Presidency also wrote: “Happy Birthday Vice President Yemi Osinbajo! May your days be long and may your joy be boundless.”