President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, as he marks his 50th birthday.
In a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Tuesday, Buhari described the speaker as a charismatic leader whose “maturity and friendliness”, eased the relationship between the Executive and the Legislative arms.
The statement read in part: “The President extols Dogara’s humility, simplicity and discipline in providing exceptional leadership for the lower house for over two years by diligently bridging the gaps and creating a harmonious atmosphere for debates and exchange of ideas for national development.
“President Buhari affirms that the Speaker’s personal attributes of selflessness, maturity and friendliness have substantially eased the relationship between the Executive and the Legislative arm, resulting in the passage of bills that directly impact the livelihood of Nigerians.”
The President also affirmed that with the kind of leadership qualities displayed by Dogara, the future of Nigeria in the hands of youths who are willing to work hard and pay the price, is secure.
“President Buhari believes Nigeria’s future can only be secured with great leadership by younger Nigerians, who are fired with the zeal to build one great nation that everyone can call a home.”
He then prayed that God grants the Speaker longer life, good health and wisdom to serve the country and humanity.