Wednesday, May 24, 2017 11:30 pm
The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has felicitated with former Federal Commissioner of Information and elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, on his 90th birthday, which comes up on May 25.
Osinbajo, in a statement, joined family members, friends, colleagues and the entire Ijaw nation in commemorating the milestone in the life of the nationalist, whose “life reflects our collective and continuous efforts towards building a great nation’’.
The statement was issued by the acting President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande, on Wednesday in Abuja.
Osinbajo saluted Clark’s unwavering patriotism and relentless pursuit of the unity of the country, particularly his maturity in speaking for the good of all Nigerians.
He also commended him for promoting the South-South quest for a new developmental vision and supporting the cause of the poor and vulnerable.
The acting president extolled the personal sacrifices and diplomatic shuttles of the great Nigerian leader, who worked relentlessly for the birth and sustenance of ECOWAS.
He assured the nonagenarian that his labour of love for the South-South and the progress of the country would be remembered by many generations to come.
He prayed that the “almighty God will grant the elder statesman longer life, good health and that as his days are so shall his wisdom, strength and favour be’’.