- National leader of the Nigeria's All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, congratulates Senate president, Ahmad Lawan for turning 61
- Tinubu notes some of the qualities possessed by Lawan who hails from Yobe state
- The former governor of Lagos prays for the Senate president as he leads the National Assembly
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Sunday, January 12, sent a warm message to the Senate president, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, as he turned 61.
Tinubu described Lawn as a profound academic, experienced parliamentarian, patriotic Nigerian, excellent politician and forthright human being.
A statement by Tunde Rahman, spokesperson for Tinubu, quoted the APC national leader as saying Lawan had changed the face of law-making and executive-National Assembly relationship forever.
Tinubu also congratulated the government and people of Yobe state for producing a top senator like Lawan.
“This occasion brings to mind Dr Lawan’s commitment to the country, consistency and reliability as a lawmaker and politician.
“His rich background as an academic and lawmaker has positively impacted law-making and institutional relationship.
“Having previously served two terms in the House of Representatives and three terms in the Senate before emerging Senate president in his fourth term, he has lodged remarkable institutional memory such that he is undoubtedly one of the most experienced lawmakers we have around today," Tinubu said.
The former governor of Lagos state said it is no surprise that the gains of his leadership of the Senate and chairmanship of the National Assembly have been bounteous.
“Within a spate of one year, the ninth National Assembly under him passed the all-important deep offshore and inland basin production sharing contract law to shore up Nigeria’s oil revenue, and returned the country to January-December fiscal circle among other things.
“My prayer for the Senate president at 61 is that Almighty Allah grant him many more years, robust health and continued mental and physical energy to continue in the service of our people and humanity," Tinubu prayed.
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