President Muhammadu Buhari has rejoiced with the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
President Buhari, in a statement issued Saturday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, lauded the royal father’s unwavering dedication to Nigeria’s unity and development.
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The President saluted the Igwe for devoting so much of his time, resources and influence to champion access to quality education as a necessity for national development.
He also thanked him for setting a worthy example to the traditional institution on dignity and honour in public office, respect for diversity, and dedication to the culture of peace and bridge-building.
President Buhari joined family, friends, well-wishers and beneficiaries of Igwe Achebe’s leadership and philanthropic gestures in praying that Almighty God grants the celebrant more years of health and happiness.