President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, on his 60th birthday, September 30, 2021.
Special Adviser to the President, (Media & Publicity), Femi Adesina, in a statement said Buhari joined family and friends to rejoice with the political leader, whose antecedents continue to inspire hope in a new generation of leaders.
According to his statement, “The President affirms that the leadership strides of the former governor reverberated across the country, with innovative and creative strategies of development that placed Nigeria on the spotlight for rapid urban development, agriculture, industrialization, hospitality and tourism.
“President Buhari believes Duke, who was elected governor in his 30s, in 1999, provided a visionary and focused style of leadership that showcased the potentials in Nigerian youths, projecting the loyalty, dedication and sense of patriotism that heralded nationalist movements and consolidated the country’s unity.
“The President notes the maturity and measured disposition of the former governor, even in opposition for many years, working diligently to promote peace, good governance and virility of democratic institutions that will benefit the country.”
President Buhari prays for his good health and the welfare of his family.