Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari as he turns 78 on Thursday.
Okowa’s felicitation was conveyed in a statement by Mr Olisa Ifeajika, his Chief Press Secretary, in Asaba on Wednesday.
He said Buhari’s patriotic service to Nigeria has impacted positively in some sectors of the economy.
The statement read, “On the occasion of your 78th birth anniversary on Thursday, December 17, 2020, I heartily rejoice with you and your family on behalf of the government and people of Delta.
“Your administration has demonstrated concern for the poor and vulnerable and small-scale traders across the country through the Social Investment Programmes designed to make life easier for the people.
“Your gesture of support to the states through bail-out funds and the Paris Club refunds has remained laudable.
“The funds came at a time when states were in dire need of funds to attend to some challenges, especially payment of pensions and arrears of local government workers’ salaries.
“As you celebrate a life of remarkable accomplishments and great personal fulfilment, it’s my prayer and that of the people of Delta that God will continue to grant you good health, wisdom and patience as you lead the world’s most populous black nation.
“On this auspicious occasion, I join your family, friends, well-wishers and other Nigerians to thank Almighty God for granting you a life of great attainments and abiding fulfilment.”