President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Ahmad Lawan, House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and governors have eulogized ex-Lagos State Governor Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who clocks 69 on Monday.
Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, described Tinubu as a key pillar of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), adding that the ex-governor had inspired many leaders across the country.
He prayed for a longer and healthy life for the party leader and acknowledged his role in stabilizing the ruling party, as well as his works towards engendering good governance in the country.
Buhari said the theme of the 12th Bola Tinubu Colloquium: “Our Common Bond, Our Common Wealth: Imperative of National Cohesion for Growth and Prosperity’’, reflected Tinubu’s patriotism and benevolence.
The president affirmed that the former Lagos State governor has continued to nurture talents for the benefit of the country.
Lawan described Tinubu as a leader with unwavering commitment to the unity of Nigeria.
The Senate President, in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media), Ola Awoniyi, said he joined the family members, friends and political associates in rejoicing with him for marking the day in good health and high spirits.
The president also rejoiced with the “patriot and statesman” on the 12th colloquium, an intellectual gathering to commemorate his birthday, that had over the years turned into a veritable opportunity for discussing topical national issues, and harnessing ideas that will move the nation forward.