Buhari Hails Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, at 61


President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on his 61st birthday.

The President in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, joined the National Assembly and all members of All Progressives Congress in celebrating the milestone “which has been lined with many years of contributions to Nigeria’s development, with fruitful years of lawmaking, starting from House of Representatives in 1999.”

“President Buhari extols Dr Lawan’s discipline, maturity and selflessness in always looking at the broader picture in decision making.

“The President affirms that Lawan’s maturity has translated into the many achievements of the ninth assembly within a short period, including a harmonious relationship with the executive, which recently, and historically, saw a return to the right budget cycle.

“At 61, the President believes the Senate President’s rich experience as an administrator, educationist and lawmaker will go a long way in shaping policies that will directly impact on the livelihood of Nigerians, while commending his responsive and inclusive leadership style,” the statement read in part.

President Buhari prayed that the almighty God will continue to guide Dr Lawan to provide strong leadership, and grant him longer life and good health.