Emeka Anyaoku a true statesman – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday felicitated with Chief Emeka Anyaoku ahead of his 87th birthday.

Anyaoku, a former secretary-general of the Commonwealth, will be 87 on January 18.

In a statement made available by Femi Adesina, the president’s spokesman, the president extolled the many virtues of the former diplomat who is still involved in giving to his community.

“The President extols Chief Anyaoku’s statesmanship and unwavering conviction on the unity of the country, with his regular encouragement of Nigerian leaders to follow the path of honour in making sacrifices that will secure the future of the country, and be remembered by posterity.

“President Buhari believes the former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth’s discipline and humility is further demonstrated in his acceptance to serve in his community as the “Ichie Adazie Obosi’’ where he is fully involved in mobilizing for civic responsibilities and promotion of positive cultural values.

“The almighty God will grant Chief Anyaoku longer life, good health and more strength to keep using his wealth of experience to serve the country,” the statement reads.

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