President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with legal luminary, Chief Afe Babalola, on his 90th birthday.
The President in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, on Thursday, prayed for long life, good health and strength for the educationist.
He said Chief Babalola’s life story has been a study on focus, discipline and commitment to God, and serving humanity.
Describing the legal icon as a bright and resourceful lawyer and farmer, Buhari said Chief Babalola has every reason to be thankful to God, considering the many rungs he had to climb, and obstacles he had to overcome to get his education and start a rewarding career that turned out a blessing to many and the nation.
He commended Chief Babalola’s dedication to equipping the society with knowledge and skills, and his investments in key sectors of the economy that directly impact on livelihood, especially in health, education and encouraging entrepreneurship.
President Buhari urged the philanthropist to sustain the good works that he started over the years, and remain consistent in serving the nation.