President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Nigerian Bar Association and National Judicial Council in celebrating one of the country’s brightest and resourceful lawyers, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), on his 87th birthday.
President Buhari, in a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, sent warm felicitations to family, friends, close associates and professional colleagues of the legal luminary whose indelible imprint on the legal profession and academia remains legendary.
“President Buhari believes Chief Babalola is an inspiration to both the young and old on the power of dreaming big and the audacity of following through, having started out as a Grade 11 teacher who by hard work, discipline and self-motivation propelled himself to great heights of success, including establishment of a private university .
As the legal luminary marks his 87th birthday, the President affirms that his wealth of knowledge and wisdom have been rightfully deployed in service of God, his country and humanity, while commending his large-heartedness and love for the poor and vulnerable,” the statement in read in part.
President Buhari prayed for more of God’s abundant grace upon Chief Babalola for longer life, good health and strength to further serve the country and humanity.