Senate President Bukola Saraki, his Deputy Ike Ekweremadu, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday showered encomiums on the acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday’s occasion of his 60th birthday anniversary, saying the acting president has performed creditably well within a short time.
Saraki in a statement, signed by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, wished Osinbajo good health, great wisdom and enduring grace to continue to serve the nation and humanity. The Senate President also commended the acting president for holding the forte effectively for President Muhammadu Buhari, noting that Osinbajo has continued to demonstrate loyalty to the president by not getting distracted.
He also said Osinbajo’s pedigree as a Professor of Law, a Senior Advocate Nigeria (SAN), and crusader for the rule of law, justice, fair play and independence of the judiciary, are values that are needed in today’s Nigeria.
Ekweremadu oh his part, extolled Osinbajo on his leadership qualities and achievements.
In his birthday wishes, signed by his Special Adviser, Media, Uche Anichukwu, Ekweremadu described Osinbajo as an erudite scholar with humble dispositions as he commended his handling of the nation’s affairs so far as Nigeria’s acting president.
He said: “I congratulate Prof. Osibanjo on this landmark birthday and commend him for the leadership qualities exhibited as Nigeria’s vice president and so far as the acting president.
“As I have always emphasised, the challenges faced by the Nigerian masses are virtually the same and, as leaders, we must live up to their yearnings, inspiring and giving them a sense of direction and belonging.
Ekweremadu wished him a happy birthday and the grace to continue on the path of success.
Also, Dogara lauded the leadership qualities of Osinbajo, on occasion of his 60th birthday.
Dogara, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Turaki Hassan, said Osinbajo has demonstrated exceptional capacity, humility and patriotism in handling the affairs of Nigeria.
“Since your emergence as the vice-president and chairman of the country’s economic council you have not left anyone in doubt as to your capacity to handle matters of national interest, development and progress,” the Speaker said.