Buhari Hails Elder Statesman, Ahmed Joda, on 90th Birthday


President Muhammadu Buhari has greeted elder statesman, Alhaji Ahmed Joda, CON, on his 90th birthday, joining friends and family to celebrate the milestone that has clearly defined Nigeria’s history, especially in public service.

The President in a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, commended the former Permanent Secretary for his services to the nation, starting out early as a journalist and climbing the administrative ladder to serve many Nigerian leaders, public institutions and most recently, heading the 2015 Transition Committee.

“He affirms that Alhaji Joda’s simplicity, diligence and dedication to the well-being of his fatherland, stand him out always, while his courageous position of always counselling leaders to follow the path of justice, peace and unity of the nation remains remarkable.

“President Buhari applauds the eminent statesman for remaining a role model and inspiration to upcoming generation of leaders by constantly upholding honesty and integrity,” the statement read in part.

The President prayed almighty God to grant the administration and boardroom guru good health and strength to keep serving his country and humanity.