President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, on his 65th birthday, slated for Aug. 24, 2021.
The president, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, on Friday in Abuja, congratulated the spiritual leader for providing guidance and wisdom for the Muslim community for close to 15 years.
President Buhari joined the Sultanate of Sokoto, family members and religious leaders in the country, to celebrate with the 20th Sultan of Sokoto.
The president noted that the Sultan, who is also the President-General of Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Chairman of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), had consistently taken the side of fairness and justice, particularly on national issues.
He also acknowledged the fatherly role of the Sultan in speaking up and providing for the poor, underprivileged and interfacing with other religious leaders as Co-Chair of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) to promote harmony, oneness and peaceful co-existence.
President Buhari affirmed that the Sultan had utilised his wealth of experience as a former military officer, with strong diplomatic credentials, working in many parts of the world, to serve the country.
He prayed for his wellbeing, longer life and more wisdom to keep serving the country and humanity. (NAN)
Abuja Stands Still as Lawan Leads Senators, Others to Celebrate Bamidele @ 59
The President of Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Friday evening led some of his colleagues and other eminent personalities to celebrate 59 years birthday celebration of Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele in Abuja , the Federal CapitalTerritory.
Senator Lawan arrival with other dignitaries at the venue of the event kicked off the colourful birthday dinner despite the evening showers.
Among the Senators who attended the celebration party were Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Philip Adudua, Jubril Barau,( Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations) Tolu Odebiyi, Kola Balogun,
Michael Ama Nnachi and Senior Special Assistant to President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworare.
Also, A member representing Ado Ifelodun/Irepodum Federal Constituency, Hon. Steve Fatoba was also in attendance to celebrate with Senator Bamidele.
The Clerk of Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Hajia Fatimo Abba Jiddum led staff of the committee to the dinner marking 59th birthday celebration of Senator Bamidele.
Senior National Assembly Staff, Captains of Industry, members legal luminaries, friends and family were on ground to add colour to the celebration in Abuja.
Similarly on same day some supporters of Senator Opeyemi Bamidele in Ekiti Central Senatorial district held series of programmes for the Ekiti born politician with Reception in his country home , Iyin-Ekiti , visit Erelu Adebayo motherless Children home and held Jumat Service in honor of the celebrant at Iyin-Ekiti.
Speaking with Journalists, Senior Legislative Aide to the Senator, Hon Bunmi Oguntuase described Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele at 59 as leader who had impacted lives of people of Ekiti and beyond.
” My experience with him in the past three years has shown that Senator Bamidele is a leader that listen, always ready to help and we calls him promise keeper because is a man of his word”.
Excited Senator Bamidele thanked the well wishers both in Abuja and Iyin-Ekiti and across the globe for show of love at his 59 years birthday and also thanked the almighty God for his blessing over his life for the past 59 years.
The highlights of Senator Bamidele 59th birthday celebration in Abuja include Prayers, cutting of Cakes and presentation of gifts.
Oyetola greets wife on her birthday
Governor of Osun, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, has joined family and well-wishers of his wife and Osun First Lady, Mrs. Kafayat Olaitan to celebrate her on her birthday and their wedding anniversary.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, Oyetola described the wife as a leading inspiration to girls and women in Osun in particular and the country at large.
Oyetola further said: “Today, I celebrate your humility, your love for people, your passion for humanity and your kindness towards the larger society, especially the vulnerable, the women and the girl child who you champion through your pet project, the Ilerioluwa Development Initiative.
“We thank the Almighty Allah for His Divine Grace and Mercy in the last six decades plus two of your life and His Guidance, Direction and Provision since He joined us together, 39 years ago. Happy birthday to you, Olaitan.”
Southern Senators Forum Celebrates Tinubu @ 70.
The Chairman of Southern Senators Forum, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, has celebrated the National leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as he clocks 70 years saying his footprint in politics and business world can never be altered.
Bamidele in a signed statement described Tinubu as a kind-hearted politician who has touched human lives not only in Nigeria but across the globe.
He therefore prayed for Asiwaju Tinubu for God to grant him his heart desires and blessings on this special birthday.
The statement reads, “Today, we are not only celebrating your birthday, but we are celebrating your footprint in politics and in the business world, which can never be altered.
“It is a popular secret that you are a kind hearted politician who has touched many lives beyond the shores of this country.
” As you are celebrating your 70 years birthday today, we wish you the very best and we pray that God will grant your heart desires and divine blessings on this your special birthday.”
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