BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari has extended warm felicitations to the President of Nigerian Senate, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, on the occasion of his 61st birthday celebration.
The President described Senator Lawan as a selfless, disciplined and matured individual who is always consciously looking at the broader picture in his decision making.
A statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, said President Buhari “on behalf the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and all Nigerians, warmly felicitates with Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan on his 61st birthday.”
In the statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, Shehu said the “President joins the National Assembly and all members of All Progressives Congress in celebrating the milestone, which has been lined with many years of contributions to Nigeria’s development, with fruitful years of lawmaking, starting from House of Representatives in 1999.”
He stated that President Buhari further affirmed that Lawan’s maturity has “translated into the many achievements of the ninth assembly within a short period, including a harmonious relationship with the executive, which recently, and historically, saw a return to the right budget cycle.”
It stated that at 61, the President believes the Senate President’s rich experience as an administrator, educator and lawmaker will go a long way in shaping policies that directly impact on the livelihood of Nigerians, even as he applauded Lawan for his responsive and inclusive leadership style.
The Presidential aide said Buhari “prays that the Almighty God will continue to guide Dr Lawan to provide strong leadership, and grant him longer life and good health” at all times.