President-elect Bola Tinubu Reveals How He Will Celebrate 71st Birthday

President-elect Bola Tinubu Reveals How He Will Celebrate 71st Birthday

  • President-elect Bola Tinubu said he will not be holding the yearly colloquium used to mark his birthday
  • Tinubu who turns 71 soon said instead of the colloquium, special prayers should and thanksgiving service should be held on Wednesday, March 29
  • The former Lagos governor said the birthday should be dedicated to prayers and seeking God's guidance for him and the country as he prepares to take over from President Buhari

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Lagos, Nigeria - Nigeria's President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has directed that special prayers and thanksgiving service be held on Wednesday, March 29, to mark his 71st birthday.

This is in place of the yearly colloquium the former governor of Lagos state usually holds to mark his birthday.

Bola Tinubu Colloquium/Tinubu's 71st Birthday
President Buhari speaks with Bola Tinubu after listening to the national anthem during the Bola Tinubu Colloquium in Lagos, on March 29, 2018. Photo credit: STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP
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Since the date falls within the holy month of Ramadan, Tinubu said the birthday should be dedicated to prayers and seeking God's guidance for him and the country as he prepares to take the reins of leadership from President Muhammadu Buhari.

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The special prayers will be held in Lagos and in other parts of the country, according to a statement released from his office and made available to Legit.ng on Monday, March 27.

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Bola Tinubu's 71st birthday: How the special prayers and thanksgiving service will be held

For the main event in Lagos, special prayers will be offered at the Central Mosque in each of the five divisions in the state including the Central Mosque, Alausa, Ikeja.

During the prayer sessions, special prayers will be offered for the peace, unity and progress of Nigeria.

Also to receive prayers among others are President Muhammadu Buhari and First Lady Aisha Buhari, President-elect Tinubu and his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, Vice President-elect Senator Kashim Shettima and Hajia Nana Shettima, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, other state governors as well as members of National and State Houses of Assembly.

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According to an announcement by the organisers of the prayer sessions issued by Imam Akeem Kosoko, the session at Alausa Central Mosque will begin at 10am on Wednesday and will include the delivery of sermons and reading from the Holy Quran.

What Tinubu must do immediately after swearing in, Festus Keyamo reveals

In another report, the minister of labour and employment, Festus Keyamo who also doubles as the spokesperson of the campaign council of President-elect Tinubu has revealed what his principal must do when sworn in on Monday, May 29.

According to his tweet sighted by Legit.ng on Monday, March 27, Keyamo said Tinubu must prove the opposition supporters wrong by swinging into the good governance mode.

He stated that the former Lagos state governor must begin to uphold all the promises he made to Nigerians in order to prove his doubters wrong.

Source: Legit.ng

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Nurudeen Lawal (Head of Politics and Current Affairs Desk) Nurudeen Lawal is an AFP-certified journalist with a wealth of experience spanning over 8 years. He received his B/Arts degree in Literature-in-English from OAU. Lawal is the Head of the Politics/CA Desk at Legit.ng, where he applies his expertise to provide incisive coverage of events. He was named the Political Desk Head of the Year (Nigeria Media Nite-Out Award 2023). He is also a certified fact-checker (Dubawa fellowship, 2020). Contact him at lawal.nurudeen@corp.legit.ng or +2347057737768.

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