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Buhari hails Amaechi at 90

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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated elder statesman and First Republic Aviation Minister, Chief Mbazuluike Amaechi on his 90th birthday.

Buhari converged his congratulatory message in a Sunday statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

The president said that like the great nationalist, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, Amaechi used his leadership position to serve Nigeria with dedication, dignity and discipline.

The statement read in part, “President Buhari joins family, friends and well-wishers to celebrate the elder statesman, foremost nationalist and respected community leader who has remained steadfast in proffering the way forward for Nigeria and building bridges that will help strengthen the foundations of the country.

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“On this auspicious occasion, the President enjoins all who celebrate the nonagenarian to reflect on the ideals he shared so much with national founding figures like the great Zik of Africa, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, who used their leadership positions to serve the country with dedication, dignity and discipline.

“The President believes Nigeria needs nationalists like Chief Amaechi to constantly remind us of our national history and inspire all Nigerians to embrace the core values of unity and faith, peace and progress.

President Buhari prays God to preserve the celebrant with good health, happiness and peace and wish all those celebrating him a joyous day.”

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John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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