6 March 2021 By Aisha Adesanya
The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has Congratulated former President, Olusegun Obasanjo on his 84th birthday, describing him as a true detribalized and patriotic leader.
The lawmakers, in a statement signed by the House Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu, extolled Chief Obasanjo for his steadfastness in fighting for unity, stability, good governance, infrastructural development as well as entrenchment of democratic values in the country.
The caucus stressed that Chief Obasanjo stands out as a great leader, whose vision, courage, and exceptional commitment lifted the country at her various trying moments.
“As lawmakers, we extol Chief Obasanjo’s statesmanship, particularly in leading our nation on the path of democratic rule, re-ordering our national priorities and productivity capacity, revamping our economy to achieve foreign debt relief and turning a once pariah nation into a global investment epicenter and one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
“Over the years, Chief Obasanjo has demonstrated that the essence of holding office is in utilizing the opportunities therein for the good of others instead of the self; a virtue for which he is celebrated all over the world.
“Moreover, Chief Obasanjo has remained a firm voice in demanding for good governance and we urge him not to relent in speaking out and providing direction as our nation battles the scourge of insecurity, social unrest and economic depression.
The minority caucus while congratulating Chief Obasanjo and prayed to God to bless him with many more years in good health, with peace of mind, so that the nation will continue to benefit from his commitment to our nation and humanity at large.