By Lawrence Olaoye
President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his good wishes to former Governor of Rivers State, Dr. Peter Odili, on the occasion of his 70th birthday anniversary.
In a statement made available to newsmen yesterday by the Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari recognized the important contributions the celebrant and prominent political figure had made to the development of his immediate community, home State, the Niger Delta, the nation and humanity as a physician and third Governor of Rivers State.
As a statesman and Knight Commander of the Order of St Sylvester in the Catholic Church, the President appreciated Sir Odili’s role in fostering peaceful and harmonious environment in the wider Niger Delta region through peaceful engagement and meaningful dialogue, in line with this administration’s commitment to peace, stability and development in the region.
As family, friends, colleagues and well-wishers gather to celebrate Dr Odili’s milestones and achievements, Buhari prayed God almighty to sustain him with continued good health and fulfillment in the coming years.