OrderPaperToday – Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and former senate president, David Mark have congratulated former president Olusegun Obasanjo on his 79th birthday anniversary.

Dogara in message praised Obasanjo’s contributions to the “growth and prosperity of Nigeria both as a former president of Nigeria and now as an elder statesman in every right.”

According to the Speaker, Obasanjo’s contributions to the Nigerian project “has had far reaching impact on the lives of Nigerians, friends and neighbours in the African continent and the world at large.

“The global accolades you have continued to receive for your works and efforts in the advancement of democracy, developmental issues and your role in stabilizing the polity and building bridges of understanding is highly commendable.”

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On his part, Mark described the former president as an outstanding nationalist  and statesnan who laboured to keep Nigeria one.

Senator Mark remarked that Chief Obasanjo remains one of the pillars of the contemporary Nigeria saying that  “his believe in one United Nigeria where everyone is free to do his or her legitimate business is unquestionable. “

Senator Mark wished Obasanjo good health, wisdom and courage in the years ahead.

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