Buhari congratulates Olabiyi Durojaiye at 85

Buhari congratulates Olabiyi Durojaiye at 85
February 07 22:35 2018 Print This Article

By Ahmed Idris

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday joined members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the National Assembly to congratulate an exemplary leader, Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, on his 85th birthday.

The President felicitated with family members, friends and professional colleagues of Otunba Durojaiye, whose patriotism, unwavering commitment to the strengthening of political institutions and promotion of inclusive governance continues to inspire both old and young leaders on the innate values of democracy.

The President said he believes that Durojaiye’s political philosophy of ensuring that all Nigerians must be given a chance to contribute and participate in the decision making processes that shape their lives, leaves a historical landmark of a responsive, forthright and broadminded leader.

He also commended the senator for his contributions to the financial architecture of the country through working for many years in the Central Bank of Nigeria, and variously serving on the boards of the Federal Mortgage Bank and the Nigerian Industrial Development Bank, contributing to the restructuring and repositioning of the institutions.

He said Durojaiye’s efforts in fighting for the return of democracy in Nigeria from military rule, promotion of good governance, and entrenchment of the unassailable values of good education, discipline and hard work, remain glaring examples of his vision for a greater and united Nigeria.

The President prayed that the almighty God would grant Otunba Durojaiye longer life, more wisdom and strength to continue serving the nation he loves so much.