Buhari hails ex-gov Cornelius Adebayo at 80
President Muhammadu Buhari has joined family and friends of former Governor of Kwara State, Chief Cornelius Olatunji Adebayo to celebrate his 80th birthday.
Adebayo, who was born on February 24, 1941, also served the country as a Minister of Communication and Senator.
According to a statement by his media aide, Femi Adesina, President Buhari said he believed Chief Adebayo’s strength of character, discipline and visionary leadership style set him apart for responsibilities and great heights at a young age, starting out as a lecturer, commissioner, before gaining the national spotlight, with distinguished service at every stage.
“As the former governor turns an octogenarian, President Buhari affirms that his contributions to the return of democratic governance in the country will always be remembered.
“While praying for good health and longer life for Chief Adebayo, the President urges the elder statesman to always share his wealth of experience, knowledge and wisdom with younger leaders,” the statement read.