Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari as he turns 77 on Tuesday, Dec. 17.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba on Monday, the governor described the septuagenarian Nigerian leader as “a man committed to better the lots of Nigerians.”
He said that Buhari’s leadership had begun to pay off as Nigeria was getting better in some sectors, especially agriculture, as food imports had reduced considerably.
Okowa commended the president for his patriotic and unrelenting service to the nation, which according to him, has impacted positively in some sectors of the nation’s economy.
He said: “On the occasion of your 77th birth anniversary on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, I write to heartily rejoice with you and your family on behalf of the Government and people of Delta.
“In the past four and half years of your leadership, you have made sweeping reforms, including border closure and improvement in the ease of doing business.
“As a state, we appreciate the bailout funds and the Paris club refunds which came at a time we were in dire need of funds to solve some challenges, especially payment of pensions and arrears of local government workers salary.
“Your life has been marked by a remarkable accomplishment and great personal fulfillment as you continue to serve our nation with great and an uncommon sense of patriotism and unwavering dedication.
“On this auspicious occasion of your 77th birth anniversary, I join your family, friends, well-wishers and Nigerians to thank Almighty God for having granted you a life of great accomplishments and abiding fulfillment”.