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Osinbajo At 64: Buhari, Lawan, Others Celebrate VP

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Nigeria’s Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo turns 64 today, and many prominent Nigerians have felicitated with the nation’s number two citizen.

President Muhammadu Buhari, in his congratulatory message, said he was proud to have chosen Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate in 2015.

According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, President Buhari described Osinbajo as “a reliable and dedicated deputy who is not only admirably competent, but also exudes confidence and passion in the performance of his job”.

“Vice-President Osinbajo is an incredibly patient politician who demonstrates remarkable intellectual and mental energy in the discharge of his duties,” Buhari was quoted to have said.

The President added: “The Vice-President is a cool-headed gentleman who puts the interest of Nigeria above other narrow considerations.”

Buhari wished Osinbajo many more prosperous years and divine guidance in his affairs.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan also celebrated the Vice-President on the occasion of his 64th birthday.

In a statement by his Special Adviser (Media) Ola Awoniyi, Lawan said: “I pray that God Almighty will continue to imbue him with wisdom and good health as he ably supports President Muhammadu Buhari in their patriotic mission to transform Nigeria and unite its people in happiness and prosperity.

“Mr. Vice-President, here is again wishing you a happy birthday and many happy returns of the day.”

For the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Prof Osinbajo is “a patriot and democrat, whose services to his fatherland have been commendable.”

“His Excellency, the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, is one Nigerian that should be celebrated at every point in time, but the occasion of his 64th birthday calls for more celebration.

“I, therefore, wish to join millions of Nigerians to celebrate the Vice-President on this memorable occasion. On this memorable day, I wish the Vice-President continuous good health and God’s protection,” Gbajabiamila said in his congratulatory message.

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