Todays 19th December marks another milestone in the life the President of Nigeria Senate, distinguished Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki as he clocks 55 years.
Lots of distinguished Nigerians, mostly politicians, friends, and most importantly loyalists and followers have took to different media to felictitate him while extolling his leadership qualities in commemoration of another 365 journey.
Topping the lists of earliest felicitators is the honourable speaker of Nigerian House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara who described the leader of the red chamber of the national assembly as a dogged patriot.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media & Public Affairs, Mr. Turaki Hassan, the Speaker commended the Senate President for exhibiting great courage and patriotism in the conduct of the affairs of the Senate.
“Since your emergence as the President of the Senate, you have consistently demonstrated exceptional capacity, unwavering patriotism and abiding faith in the unity, peace and progress of Nigeria both in words and in action.”
“The senate under your distinguished leadership has been one that inspires hope for the citizens owing to your people oriented disposition.”
“Your sterling leadership mien is not unexpected, given your pedigree and antecedents as a former Governor and Chairman of Nigerian Governors’ Forum. I am happy you brought those worthy qualities to bear in the discharge of your functions as the President of the Senate.”
As you mark this great day, I wish to, on behalf of the entire honourable members of the House of Representatives, convey to you our hearty and warm felicitation on this auspicious occasion of your 55th Birthday. May God Almighty continue to uphold you in good health, wisdom and excellence.
In the congratulatory message released by the senator representing Kwara South at the Upper Chamber of the national assembly through his aide Abdullahi Ogunsola on twitter, Senator Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim described the political leader of Kwara state as a leader who teach and leads from front.
“Happy Birthday to the people oriented Leader, Dr Abubakar @BukolaSaraki. I heartily congratulate Your Excellency, Dr. Abubakar @BukolaSaraki CON, @SPNigeria and Chairman National Assembly, Federal Republic of Nigeria. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR, wishing you many happy returns, long life and prosperity. – Senator @RafiuIbrahim
“Your mentorship has been motivational and inspirational ; Happy Birthday My Leader, SP @BukolaSaraki – Senator @RafiuIbrahim @NGRSenate
“#Most leaders only preach, but you teach and lead from the front. Most leaders are dictators, but you are a listener and a mentor. – Senator @RafiuIbrahim.
The honourable Speaker Kwara State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Ali Ahmad in series of tweets on his account wrote,
#SarakiAt55: On behalf of the Honourable Members, Management and Staff of the Kwara State House of Assembly, I warmly felicitate with the Senate President, @bukolasaraki ( CON) as he becomes 55 years old today #SarakiAt55
“As the President of the Senate and Chairman, National Assembly, Your Excellency’s sterling leadership qualities have made the legislative arm of government a credible platform for good governance in the country. @bukolasaraki #SarakiAt55
“for severalSaraki years to come, the Senate President @bukolasaraki would not only be relevant in the scheme of things owing to his experience but would continue to be appreciated.
Ali Ahmad’s predecessor as speaker of Kwara lawmakers, now in lower chamber of NASS representing Asa/Ilorin West Federal constituency, Hon. Razak Atunwa offers his felicitations with a personal tweet which reads…
“#SarakiAt55, Congratulations to our leader, the senate president and chairman of the 8th National Assembly, Dr @bukolasaraki on his 55th birthday. Almighty Allah grant you wisdom, health and long life. Amin!
One Akeem Amoo also tweeted via his account…
“Majority of our leaders are under performing that’s why we have numerous problems in Nigeria. Today I celebrate an outstanding performer & a listening President of the Senate Happy Birthday my Excellency @bukolasaraki May God grant you many more decades in good health #SarakiAt55
In the congratulatory message signed by the chairman Kwara State Local Government Serivice Commission Hajia Sarat Adebayo, she wrote;
“I heartily congratulate our Leader, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki CON, the President of the Senate, Federal Republic of Nigeria at 55. You are indeed a Great Leader with great passion for youth and women development. This you have proven at different levels and even better as the Nigerian Senate President.
It is my prayer to Almighty Allah to uphold, protect and answer your silent prayers….. Amin. Happy Birthday Leader Sir, many happy returns!!!