President Muhammadu Buhari has described Yemi Osinbajo, his deputy, as a “running mate turned friend”.
Buhari said this in a congratulatory message to Osinbajo on Twitter.
60 hearty cheers for @Prof Osinbajo, running mate turned partner in service to Nigeria; and friend. Happy Birthday, Professor!
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) March 8, 2017
Meanwhile, Osinbajo says he is happy and fulfilled at 60.
Osinbajo, who reached the new age on Wednesday, said this in an interview with state house correspondents at the end of the federal executive council (FEC) meeting in Abuja.
He thanked God for giving him good health and the opportunity to serve the country.
“Frankly speaking, there is no difference between today and yesterday. It is really a work of grace,” he said.
“It is worth thanking God that one is 60 and one is in good health and that one is able to serve one’s country.
“I am happy and fulfilled. I am thankful to God.”
Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture and rural development, who coordinated a cake-cutting session at the meeting, described Osinbajo as unassuming.
Council members had a special song for the acting president before the meeting commenced.
At the end of the song, Osinbajo thanked them for their good wishes.
He also prayed for members below 60 to grow to become the age, while those already above 60 to grow to become 120.
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