President Buhari felicitates with former Commonwealth scribe, Anyaoku at 88

Timothy Choji, Abuja


President Muhammadu Buhari has sent warm felicitations to former Commonwealth Secretary-General,  Chief Emeka Anyaoku, on his 88th birthday, which falls on January 18, 2021.

In a message, President Buhari congratulated the seasoned diplomat and administrator, for a life that keeps learning and growing in wisdom, knowledge and experience.

President Buhari acknowledged the worthy contributions of Chief Anyaoku to the development of the country, starting out as a young Foreign Service Officer, and reaching the pinnacle of his career through vision and diligence, and consistently projecting Nigeria as a great nation.

The President extolled the statesmanship of Chief Anyaoku in always counselling leaders and the citizenry alike, particularly bringing a global context to issues and policies, and using his extensive network of international friends to support the country’s efforts in deepening good governance, democracy and sustainable development.

As the former Commonwealth Secretary-General turns 88, President Buhari prays that the Almighty God will strengthen him in good health, and grant him the grace for greater support to the nation he loves so much.

Emeka Anyaoku served as the third Commonwealth Secretary-General from 1990 to 2000.


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