The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Nsima Ekere has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a leader who has diligently served the country as a military head of state and has continue to dedicate his life to the survival of the country in spite of daunting challenges.
Congratulating the President on the occasion of his 75th birthday, Nkere said: “as an officer and gentleman, as military head of state and now as democratically elected President,” his life has been one of remarkable sacrifice and dedication to helping build a great nation.
He added: “Over the years, we have been privileged to witness his commitment to building a great nation, driven by patriotic zeal and vision and ennobled by humility, discipline, as well as a deep sense of duty, honour and integrity.
“The milestones of great men inspire us all to always aspire to do great deeds, so that we may graft our names on the obelisk of time. President Buhari’s life and life’s work remain an inspiration to us all.
The NDDC boss said he shared in President Buhari’s vision, “wholly outlined in our Change Agenda, to make Nigeria a country of which we all would be eminently proud,” declaring: “It remains our guiding light and fillip for the Board and Management of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, as we work to build for the Niger Delta, a region which fulfils our people’s collective expectations and dreams.
He reiterated the determination of NDDC to “use the special occasion of President Buhari’s birthday to renew our commitment to (continue to) serve the Niger Delta region with humility, discipline, as well as a deep sense of duty, honour and integrity,” in order to fulfil the Vision of Change of the Federal Government for the Niger Delta region.
Obaseki congratulates Mr. President
The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, also congratulated Buhari , describing President Buhari’s leadership style as exemplary.
Commending his dedication to the course of the common man, Obaseki said: “As you mark this day, we are inspired by your exemplary leadership, dedication to the course of the common man and relentless commitment to restoring the country to greatness.
He further said that the perception of Nigeria by the international community is fast changing for the better, as many countries now believe that our problems as a country are not beyond us.
“We pray and wish you excellent health, divine grace, boundless fulfilment and happiness to celebrate many more years ahead.”
The governor noted that the president has made enormous contributions to nation building and prayed that “the celebration ushers Nigerians into another year of great strides in your effort to build a glorious nation that Nigerians will be proud of.”
He added, “Edo State and her people wish you Happy Birthday, long life, prosperity and many more years of active service.”