The National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has congratulated former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, on turning 75 years.
The former governor of Lagos state described him as a patriot and statesman who has contributed a lot to the unity and togetherness of Nigeria.
He said he often looked up to Alhaji Smith for guidance and direction.
In a congratulatory statement issued by his Media Office on Saturday and signed by Mr. Tunde Rahman, Asiwaju Tinubu said: “Warm congratulations to former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Musiliu Adeola Smith, on this occasion of his 75th birthday.
“Alhaji Smith is a statesman and a patriot. He worked relentlessly and sacrificed for the unity and togetherness of this country.
“His dedication and commitment to selfless service engendered his rise to the pinnacle of the police career as Inspector General.
“It is no surprise that even in retirement, Alhaji Smith was again tapped to serve as Chairman of the Police Service Commission.
“As an icon and dependable leader, I relate to him with respect and admiration and often look up to him for guidance and direction.
“I believe his simplicity, humility, perseverance, industry, integrity, honesty, and modest lifestyle are attributes worthy of emulation by the younger generation.
“As he clocks 75, my prayer is that God Almighty grant him more years, protect and bless him with good health and abundance of grace. Amin.”