By Lawrence Olaoye
President Muhammadu Buhari has on behalf the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and all Nigerians sent warm greetings to renowned Mathematician and Economist, Prof. Chukwuka Okonjo, Obi of Ogwashiukwu, who turns 90 tomorrow.
According to a statement made available to newsmen by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, Buhari joined the Ogwashiukwu community in Delta State, immediate and extended Okonjo family, professional colleagues and friends of His Royal Highness in celebrating the cerebral scholar whose imprint on education in Nigeria and beyond remain indelible.
The President extolled the sterling educational and leadership qualities of Prof. Okonjo who pursued knowledge with interest and vigour from his youth, obtaining a first degree in mathematics as an external student, and following up with two Masters degrees in Economics and Statistics, and a Doctorate in Mathematical Statistics.
The President expressed the believe the traditional ruler had sown in many lives as a teacher, mentor and leader, particularly wielding a strong influence over his children and grand-children who have turned out to be national and global icons by reputably serving the nation in various capacities.
He prayed that the Almighty God will grant the Obi of Ogwashiukwu longer life, more strength and good health to keep serving humanity.