Nigeria Owes You – Buhari Greets Adams Oshiomhole At 71
By Femi Adesina
President Muhammadu Buhari warmly extends felicitations to former Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, who turns 71, April 4, 2023, highlighting the boldness of the political leader in advocating reforms, and standing for the welfare of the people.
The President congratulates the former Chairman of the All Progressives Congress for his loyalty, commitment to democracy and development, championing the cause of workers for eight years as President of the Nigerian Labor Congress before joining politics.
President Buhari rejoices with the former party leader who won his seat to the Senate, further revealing his zeal to serve the country in various capacities, after many years as an activist and labour leader, where he consistently pursued good governance, particularly in improving the livelihood of workers, which directly impacts on economic growth.
As Oshiomhole clocks 71, the President believes the nation owes the former NLC president debt of gratitude for always drawing attention to the plight of workers, and fighting to ensure that policies reflect the reality of those on the last rung of the economic and political ladder.
President Buhari prays for the wellbeing of the former party chairman and his family.
@views exclusive rights: Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, April 4, 2023.
Meanwhile, President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has praised former governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, on his attainment of 71.
Oshiomhole, who was at different times President of the Nigerian Labour Congress and National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, also served as the Deputy Director-General of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council in the run-up to Asíwájú Tinubu’s election as president.
The President-elect noted the contributions of Comrade Oshiomhole to the welfare and security of workers in the country and to national development as a Labour leader and how he deepened democracy and good governance in Edo State where he served as governor for eight years.
He commended Oshiomhole for demonstrating courage and greater commitment in all his previous leadership positions.
“Today, I celebrate with my friend and brother, Comrade Adams Aliu Oshiomhole, on the occasion of his 71st birthday. Comrade Oshiomhole is a man of courage who made his mark as labour leader, Edo governor and party leader.
“His contributions to economic growth and national development in Nigeria are tremendous and will be a reference point for many years to come.
“I salute his steadfastness and commitment to the ideals of justice, freedom, democracy and good governance which he demonstrated as Governor of Edo State and as National Chairman of our party, the All Progressives Congress.
“I join family, friends, associates and admirers of Comrade Oshiomhole in wishing him a blessed birthday and many more years in good health and robust energy so he can continue to render useful service to our country and humanity.”
Signed: Office of the President-Elect, Tunde Rahman, April 04, 2023.