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Obasanjo At 83: Adesina showers encomium on ex president, says he’s shining example



Obasanjo At 83:  Adesina showers encomium on ex president, says he's shining example


President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina,  has lauded the efforts and commitment of  former president  Olusegun Obasanjo in ensuring the world is united and peaceful.

Adesina , in a birthday message to Obasanjo, who will turn 83 on March 5, expressed his admiration for the former president for his unrelenting service to the cause of humanity.

In the copy of the message obtained by News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, Adesina said Obasanjo had been making sacrifices for the noblest ideals, and selflessness in nation-building.

“Your every moment is spent not on yourself but on others, always with palpable and admirable commitment to progress, peace and stability across Africa and the world” he said.

Obasanjo Unrelenting Service to humanity

Adesina described Obasanjo as father figure whom he and the rest of the world looked up to, adding that the world needed more of the octogenarian.

“You are the Baba for Africa; you are the Baba of Africa to the world. And I am always so very proud to call you my own Baba! Africa and the world need more of you every day, as you are a shining example.

“Today, you celebrate another life’s milestone on your 83rd birthday. On behalf of my wife, Yemisi, and myself, I wish you a very happy, memorable and joyous birthday celebration.

“I celebrate you for your outstanding leadership, for Nigeria, Africa and the world. Yours is a voice that inspires, boldly sending forth with courage, words of wisdom across the world, while inspiring hope for the future,” he said.

Adesina prayed to God to grant Obasanjo continued good health, joy, peace and longer life to enjoy to the fullest, the fruits of his hard work and labour of love for millions around the world.

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