President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigeria’s president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu have congratulated Vice President Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo on the occasion of his 66th birthday.
The duo in a separate statement released on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, felicitated with the entire Osinbajo family, wishing them many happy returns, as their son, husband, and father turn another year, in good health and sound mind.
Buhari sauded the sterling service the celebrant has provided to the country, as an academic, Attorney-General of Lagos State (1997-2007), and Vice President (2015 till date).
He applauded the deft way Osinbajo, a pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has combined scholarship with governance, and pastoral work, commending such dedication to the younger generation whom the number 2 man serves as a torchbearer.
“President Buhari wishes the Vice President and his family joyful celebration, and greater grace ahead,” the statement issued by Femi Adesina, an aide to President Buhari said.
Tinubu in a statement on Wednesday which was signed by his media aide, Tunde Rahman praised Osinbajo for his various accomplishments in public office.
Tinubu recalled his time working with Osinabjo as the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State and the reforms championed by the celebrant.
He also celebrated Osinbajo for his laudable roles and achievements in his current position as the Vice President of Nigeria.
According to the former Lagos State Governor, “the leadership and administrative skills of Professor Osinbajo and his professional accomplishments as an academic and erudite lawyer, which have seen him serve successfully as Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice during his administration as Governor of Lagos and now as the Vice President of Nigeria.
“I rejoice and celebrate with our Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on the attainment of 66 today. Professor Osinbajo has been a remarkable intellectual in public service since he served with me in Lagos as Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.
“He contributed immensely to the success of our administration and led our justice sector reforms.
“As the Vice President of our country, Professor Osinbajo has partnered very well with our leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, to deliver on the progressive programmes of our party to make life better for Nigerians, especially in areas of massive infrastructural development and life-changing Social Investment Programmes.