“You’ve been a great boss” – State House officials celebrate Osinbajo at 64


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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed appreciation to God and Nigerians as he marked his 64th birthday.

Osinbajo was born on March 8, 1957.

The vice president spoke with State House correspondents shortly after cutting his birthday cake on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

“I must say that I am extremely grateful; first, to the Almighty God for preserving my life till day; 64th birthday.

“But also to say how deeply indebted I am to the Nigeria people and to so many who have shown so much love and so much affection and so many across the nation who have wished me a happy birthday.

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“ I wish them also not just great birthday but I pray that the Almighty God will celebrate them just as they have celebrated me,’’ he said.

Tijani Umar, Permanent Secretary, State House, was among friends and well-wishers who converged on Osinbajo’s office to celebrate with him.

Umar described the vice president as a compassionate leader who identified with everybody in times of need.

“First and foremost, let me say that I have come here on behalf of management and Staff of the State House to wish the vice president a very happy birthday; he is being a great boss.

“I think the simple conclusion is that we have somebody who is very studious; somebody who absolutely understands and then, we have a boss who cares and he portrays the very clear sign that every staff member matters to him.

“There is this unbelievable empathy when you deal with the vice president and for this, every staff member is happy today that he is celebrating his 64th birthday and they sent me on their behalf to pass the message of happy celebration to him,’’ he said.(NAN)


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