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Osinbajo marks 66th birthday in Borno with insurgency orphans who call him daddy

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Wednesday marked his 66th birthday with a quiet morning devotion service at the Aguda House residence in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Wednesday marked his 66th birthday with a quiet morning devotion service at the Aguda House residence in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

His spokesman, Laolu Akande, said after the morning devotion service, the Vice President with his wife, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo proceeded to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport where he was ambushed by aides and associates and members of the Abuja International Choir who serenaded him with singing and joyous celebrations as he came out of the car.

“I am hardly ever taken by surprise, but now really I’m surprised, thank you all so much,” he said as he was led to cut the cake already set up in the lobby of the Presidential Wing of the airport.
Akande said from there he proceeded to Borno State where the Learning Centre, an educational charity he envisioned in 2016, was based.

The spokesman said the vice president had led the efforts that produced the North East Children’s Trust and the Learning Centre.

A statement issued by Akande read: “On arrival at the Nigeria Air Force Base, Maiduguri, the VP was received by Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum, who was accompanied by his wife, Hajiya Falmata, and other top government officials.
He then proceeded to the NECT Learning Centre where children of the institution had a lineup of activities to mark the day for the man they now call ‘Daddy’.
“The Children treated the VP, his wife, members of the NECT Board and other State government officials, to entertaining and humorous sporting games (novelty football matches, sack and egg races) and rendition of a special birthday song for the celebrant.
“The VP flanked by other guests at the event also cut a special cake presented to him by the school.”
While speaking, Prof. Osinbajo reassured the staff and children of the institution of his commitment to keep providing world class facilities that would make them the best among their peers, regardless of the prevailing socioeconomic conditions.
In his remarks, Governor Zulum, who was represented at the school by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Jidda, thanked the Vice President for his commitment to the education and plight of the vulnerable, noting that the establishment of the school is further testament to his kindheartedness and concern for the downtrodden in the society.
In the same vein, the Commissioner of Education, Engr Abba Wakilbe, thanked the VP for the establishment of the school and constant monitoring of its progress.

Others present at the event were Wife of the Governor, Hajiya Falmata Zulum; the Vice Chairperson of the NECT board, Prof. Hauwa Biu, among others.
Earlier in the morning, family members and personal staff had joined Prof. Osinbajo and his wife at Aguda House to give thanks to God, singing and reading bible passages.
There was also a special ministration from popular gospel artist, Dunsin Oyekan.

Below are some pictures:

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