Buhari congratulates Carlton Barrett at 75

Buhari congratulates Carlton Barrett at 75
September 14 17:34 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed good wishes towards Jamaican-born veteran journalist, Carlton Lindsay Barret, who turns 75 on Thursday.

“President Buhari felicitates with the poet, novelist, academic and versatile journalist, who has lived and worked in Nigeria for 50 years, since 1966.

As he turns 75 years, the President commends Barret for his love for Nigeria, which inspired his relocation from the Caribbean to settle in the country, raise a family and also take up citizenship in the 80’s.

President Buhari believes the thematic thrusts of Barret’s writings on Africa, Africans in Diaspora and Afro-Americans have  contributed significantly to global discourse on the history and identity of the black race, and the renewed interest in the future of Africa and people of African descent,” a statement by Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina read in part.

The President prayed God to give him longer life and good health.