Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his wife Ibijoke have felicitated with the President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on his 71st birthday.
Sanwo-Olu in a statement to mark Tinubu’s birthday on Wednesday said Asiwaju has attained the age where what matters most is legacy and God has blessed him with a great opportunity to take the mantle of leadership of Nigeria, and chart the right path of progress for our people.
“Today, we celebrate the birthday of an outstanding statesman, a visionary, consistent, loyal and enigmatic master strategist and our President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“On behalf of my darling wife, Ibijoke, and the good people of Lagos State, as well as leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), I wish the incoming President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria a happy 71st birthday.
“At 71, Asiwaju has attained the age where what matters most is legacy and God has blessed him with a great opportunity to take the mantle of leadership of Nigeria, and chart the right path of progress for our people.
“Asiwaju Tinubu has donated the greater part of his adult life for service to humanity, Lagos State and Nigeria. His many contributions to democracy and good governance have helped the political and democratic trajectory of Nigeria since 1999. It is also on record that he stood firmly on the side of the Nigerian people, even at the risk of losing his life and personal belongings during the dark days of the military junta.
“In the political history of Nigeria, Asiwaju will forever be a reference point. He has made and redefined the socio-political history of Nigeria by contributing his quota to the survival of democracy and uninterrupted civilian administration in Nigeria for 24 years.
“His emergence as President-Elect is a reward for his hard work and contributions to the country based on his political astuteness, courage, and sagacity.
“As he celebrates his 71st birthday, we wish him all the love and care in the world and pray that God will continue to give him wisdom, knowledge and sound health that he will use to steer the ship of the country and navigate Nigeria’s development to the desired place as he becomes Nigeria’s President from May 29, 2023.”