The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Ret’d.), has joined the family, friends and associates of Senator George Akume to celebrate his 69th birthday.
Senator Akume, born 27 December 1953, is the current Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs.
According to Newsdiary, the president extended his regards via a statement by his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, on Monday in Abuja, describing Akume as a leader who means a lot to his community, nation and humanity in general.
He said, ”Akume is a servant of God in his Catholic Christian beliefs and practices.
”As a politician and the third civilian Governor of Benue State, he served his people with remarkable excellence and commitment to duty.
”When elected as a Senator after the successful completion of his two terms, Akume served with distinction.
”He brought home critical constituency projects, sponsored noteworthy bills and laws and stood against the subversion of the constitution through tenure elongation.
“In politics, his current leadership of the campaign to elect the Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Hyacinth Alia as the next governor of his state is worthy of emulation.