President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday felicitated with former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, as he turns 90 on January 18, 2023.
In a letter Buhari personally signed, the President states: “It gives me great joy and delight to warmly rejoice with a seasoned diplomat and administrator, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, on his 90th birthday, January 18, 2023.
“I acknowledge the worthy contributions you have made to the development of the country, starting out as a young Foreign Service Officer, and reaching the pinnacle of your career as Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, through vision and diligence, and consistently projecting Nigeria as a great nation.
“Thank you for your statesmanship, and for using your extensive network of international friends to support the country’s efforts in deepening good governance, democracy and sustainable development.
“As you hit the milestone of 90, we give glory to God for the grace of longevity, in good health and sound mind, and rejoice with you, your family and loved ones. Happy birthday.”
This was disclosed in a statement by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.