By Ismaila Chafe
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
In a congratulatory message by his Spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Saturday, Buhari commended the royal father’s unwavering dedication to Nigeria’s unity and development.
The president saluted the Igwe for devoting so much of his time, resources and influence to champion access to quality education as a necessity for national development.
He thanked him for setting a worthy example to the traditional institution on dignity and honour in public office, respect for diversity, and dedication to the culture of peace and bridge building.
Buhari, therefore, joined family, friends, well-wishers and beneficiaries of Igwe Achebe’s leadership and philanthropic gestures in praying that almighty God grants the celebrant more years of health and happiness. (NAN)