The governor called on Nigerians to support and prayer for the president to enable him to serve the country better.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Akure on Sunday, through his Chief Press Secretary, Olusegun Ajiboye, the governor admonished Nigerians to support the president’s effort in transforming the country.
Ajiboye stated that “the governor joined millions of Nigerians to congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari on his 76th birthday.
“Akeredolu also congratulates Nigerians for having Buhari as president at this difficult time.”
He expressed confidence that the president was celebrating his 76th birthday with calmness, love and robust service to his fatherland.
He said the president’s commitment to the development of Nigeria as the largest black African nation was increasingly yielding the expected results.
“I am soliciting more Nigerians’ support and prayers for the President to enable him to serve the country better,” he said.
In a related development, Rep. Umar Bago, ( APC/Niger) on Sunday, described President Mohammadu Buhari as a committed progressive concerned with the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians.
he lawmaker commended the president for his political commitment in the ongoing fight against corruption,insurgency,cattle rustling, sectarian crisis.
According to him, such positive development would continue to provide enable environment for the country’s growth.
” Mr President has succeeded in repositioning the country.for the better in security, transport, massive roads construction, provision of farming implements and diversification of the economy among others.
” Our dear nation still has more to reap from your wealth of experience and deep wisdom in its journey to greatness.
” I am pleased to join your family and other well wishers in thanking God for blessing you with the strength and wisdom to live a fulfilling life of honest, committed to the well being of all ordinary Nigerians, “he said.
” At 76, your contributions to national growth have remained undiminished as you continue to fearlessly lend your strong voice and strategic support to the genuine efforts toward making our nation great.
“I pray that God will still keep you longer to play greater role in the stabilisation of our country.
“Your life has been one of great sacrifices for the unity and progress of our country.
” From your days as a military head of state to a civilian President, you envisioned a great nation where everyone will be well accommodated and freely pursue his or her aspirations.
“For this, you have worked, and still working to keep Nigeria united and Nigerians happier through democratic governance.”
Born on Dec. 17, 1942 in Daura, Katsina State, Buhari is a retired major general in the Nigerian Army and previously served as the nation’s head of state from Dec. 31, 1983 to Aug. 27, 1985.
He attended U.S. Army War College (1979–1980), Defence Services Staff College (1973–1974), Mons Officer Cadet School (1962–1963) and Nigerian Defence Academy (1961–1962).
Buhari, GCFR, is a politician currently serving as President of Nigeria, in office since 2015.