Buhari Salutes Former Governor of Rivers State, Ada-George at 80

* Mr. Rufus Ada-George...former governor, Rivers State, turns 80.





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By Ismaila Chafe

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former governor of Rivers, Chief Rufus Ada-George, on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

In a congratulatory message released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday, Buhari described the octogenarian as a great mentor to many quality leaders in Nigeria’s political landscape.

The president prayed Almighty God to grant “the Peripelebo 1 of Okrika more years of good health and longevity to see change and transformation in his immediate community and the country he loves so dearly’’.

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He commended Ada-George’s dedication to the promotion of peace and conflict resolution in the Niger Delta.

President Buhari also noted that “there is no greater joy for a senior citizen other than he who bequeaths a future filled with hope, peace and prosperity for the children.’’

(NAN)

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