Dogara, APC Governors, Kalu, Others Celebrate Tinubu At 64

tinubuEncomiums have continued to pour in for former Governor of Lagos State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who turns 64 today.
To mark the day, a one-day colloquium on agriculture will hold today in Abuja to explore the possibilities in that sector as Nigeria moves to diversity its economy and expand its revenue base.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, in his birthday message to the APC leader, described him as a formidable political force who has brought changes to the political landscape.
In a statement by his spokesman Turaki Hassan, Dogara said: “On this joyous occasion of your birthday, we in the House of Representatives salute you, great leader, for the milestones you have attained in Nigeria.
“Your feats are bold and exceptional; from business to governance and politics. As a governor, you made sweeping reforms that till date your successors are still building on and making Lagos State proud.
“In politics, you have been a formidable force, helping to put together a great political party that won power at the centre in Nigeria. You have proved to be a true hero of democracy, a light that cannot be concealed!
“As you mark yet another year, my prayer for you is that God will continue to consolidate your efforts and crown them all with success”.
Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, described Tinubu as a true democrat and bridge-builder.
In a statement by the Director, Bureau of Communications and Strategy, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, Aregbesola said: “Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu means many things to many people but there are certain things that everyone agrees about him: a political think-thank, master strategist, promoter of politics of inclusion, political futurist and fearless activist and top politician per excellence.
“His life is packed with personal achievements and involvements as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a pro-democracy activist, two-time governor of Lagos State, mentor of successful leaders and currently a major player and factor on the national political scene.
“He strikes as a consummate politician and very strategic, original political thinker.
“When he became governor of Lagos, the state was financially incapacitated but Tinubu’s knowledge of public finance changed the fortune of the Lagos Internally Generated Revenue from mere N600m. The rest is history as Lagos today stands on firm, sure footing of unimaginable development proportion.
“There is no denying the fact that Asiwaju is a rare breed politician, patriot and a true democrat. Through his political efforts and strategies, progressive politics for which the South West was noted now dominates the realm.
“No doubt, the accounts of modern Nigerian political evolution would not be complete without ample recognition of the roles of this selfless political leader”.
Similarly, Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun said: “On this occasion of your birthday, I join you and your immediate and political families in celebrating the abundant grace of God on your life”.
“Your life has been an eventful one dotted by numerous achievements and accomplishments.
“Nigeria has benefited immensely from your fountain of knowledge, wealth of experience, political sagacity and leadership acumen. The remarkable impact you have made in all spheres of human endeavour remains a reference point”.
“This is so that you can continue to make significant contributions to the overall development of our party, in particular and our nation, Nigeria in general”, Governor Amosun said.
Billionaire entrepreneur and former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, in his birthday message to the celebrant, said: “I join millions of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s well-wishers, supporters, followers, political associates and family in celebrating an icon whose contributions to the social, economic and political development of Nigeria is commendable.
“Your doggedness, forthrightness and passion for a just society have earned you goodwill across the country, regardless of political affiliations”.
Afenifere Chieftain, Senator Ayo Fasanmi, said: “Your name is assured a prominent place of honour in the history of Nigeria. Please continue to remain firm like an anvil under the stroke. Wishing you many happy returns of your 64th birthday God bless”.

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