Buhari congratulates Afe Babalola at 85


Buhari congratulates Afe
Babalola at 85

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday
congratulated legal luminary, Chief Afe
Babalola, as he turns 85 on Sunday.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on
Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the
President said he joined members of
Babalola’s family, close associates,
professional colleagues and the academia in
celebrating the man who said epitomises
unique and enviable qualities that every
nation will want projected in its leadership
and citizenry.
The statement read, “The President reaffirms
that the legal luminary’s lifestyle exemplifies
discipline, diligence, honesty and wisdom,
virtues he employed from childhood to
succeed against the vicissitudes of poverty
and deprivation, and climbed steadily to
reach the pinnacle of his career as Senior
Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
“As he marks his 85th birthday, President
Buhari believes Afe Babalola can look back
with pride at his achievements, which
include the God-fearing act of always
catering for the poor and under privileged,
and mentoring of lawyers from his
Emmanuel Chambers that have turned Senior
Advocates of Nigeria and Attorneys-General
and Ministers of Justice.
“The President also extols the patriotism and
commitment of Afe Babalola to nation
building through regular counseling of
leaders, representation of the Federal
Government and founding of one of the best
universities in Africa.
“He prays that the almighty God will grant
the philanthropist longer life, good health
and wisdom to sustain the good works.”


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