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Buhari celebrates Emeka Anyaoku at 88

Buhari celebrates Emeka Anyaoku at 88

By Bolaji Ogundele

Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, who clocked 88.

The President, who eulogised the seasoned diplomat in his birthday message, lauded him for his contributions to the development of Nigeria.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, Buhari prayed for good health and longer life for Anyaoku. “President Muhammadu Buhari warmly rejoices with seasoned diplomat and administrator, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, on his 88th birthday, January 18, 2021, congratulating the former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth for a life that keeps learning and growing in wisdom, knowledge and experience.

“President Buhari acknowledges the worthy contributions of Chief Anyaoku to the development of the country, starting out as a young Foreign Service Officer, and reaching the pinnacle of his career through vision and diligence, and consistently projecting Nigeria as a great nation.

“The President extols the statesmanship of Chief Anyaoku in always counselling leaders and the citizenry alike, particularly bringing a global context to issues and policies, and using his extensive network of international friends to support the country’s efforts in deepening good governance, democracy and sustainable development. “As the former Commonwealth Secretary-General turns 88, President Buhari prays that the Almighty God will strengthen him in good health, and grant him the grace for greater support to the nation he loves so much,” the statement reads.


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