Gov. Abiola Ajimobi has felicitated with former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the occasion of his 80th birthday, describing him as a quintessential leader and passionate lover of his fatherland.
The governor disclosed in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka, and made available to newsmen in Ibadan on Saturday.
The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the former president was born on March 5, 1937.
Ajimobi stated that it was special grace and remarkable feat for the former president to attain the enviable age of 80 which calls for celebration.
“Chief Obasanjo deserves all the celebrations. He is not only a rare breed, but also a symbol of divine grace, whose life is worthy of emulation by every Nigerian,’’ he said.
He commended Obasanjo for his strong belief in the indivisibility of Nigeria, saying this had informed his active participation in the 30-month civil war to ensure that the country remained together.
The governor noted that the former president had never wavered in participating in activities capable of promoting the socio-political and economic well-being of the country.
since he left office in 2007.
“Besides, as a father of the nation, he has been engaging in constructive criticism of successive administrations, all in an attempt at ensuring good governance and better life for all Nigerians,” said the governor.
Ajimobi prayed that God grant the former president, long life and sound health, so that he would continue to serve Nigeria, his fatherland.(NAN)