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Tinubu salutes Akpabio as Senate President turns 61

President Bola Tinubu has celebrated the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, on his 61st birthday.

This is contained in a statement by his Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, on Friday in Abuja.

He described Mr Akpabio as a political leader whose antecedents and achievements continued to attract recognition at home and abroad.

Mr Tinubu affirmed the outstanding leadership qualities of the former governor of Akwa Ibom State and minister of Niger Delta Affairs, who became a governor at 45 after serving as a commissioner in three different ministries.

He appreciated the loyalty, dedication, and commitment the Senate president has demonstrated over time, with measurable and lasting legacies to show for his time in various offices.

The President said Mr Akpabio’s achievements were most significantly exemplified by the uncommon transformation of Akwa Ibom State into one of the most vibrant and frontline states in the country.

As the Senate president turns 61 on Saturday, Mr Tinubu wished the chairman of the National Assembly, whose service to the nation continued to inspire patriotism, many happy returns.

The President prayed that God Almighty would continue to bless Mr Akpabio and his family.

(NAN)