Obasanjo has his name written in gold – Sanwo-Olu
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State, says former president Olusegun Obasanjo has “written his name in gold” as a Nigerian leader.
He said this in his goodwill message to President Obasanjo who clocks 85 on Saturday.
Sanwo-Olu said of Obasanjo: he is “a quintessential leader not only in Nigeria but globally”.
“Obasanjo, a retired Military General and elder statesman, is worth celebrating, having served Nigeria in many capacities especially for unity, peaceful coexistence and socio-economic growth and development of Nigeria.
“Chief Obasanjo is one of the few Nigerian leaders who have contributed immensely to the growth and development of the country both as military and civilian leader, and left with impeccable records.
“At the global level, (he) is a leader to be reckoned with due to his passionate involvement on African affairs and other global issues.
“He has made lots of positive impacts in the country as a military officer and political leader, fighting along with several other patriots for a united Nigeria during his days in the Nigerian Army.
“He has written his name in gold as the first Nigerian to serve as Head of State and later Civilian President.
“He also administered the country with focus on improving the lives of the citizens and the country’s economy.
“As Baba Obasanjo celebrates a major milestone, I join your family, friends and associates to wish you many happy returns.
“We pray God grants him long life as well as good health so that we can continue to tap from your fountain of knowledge and experience as an elder statesman and global leader,” said Governor Sanwo-Olu, in a statement by Gboyega Akosile, his press secretary.