By Lawrence Olaoye
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with renowned pharmacist and community leader, Dariahiru Suleiman Wali, who turns 83 today.
In a statement made available to newsmen yesterday by his spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President Buhari joined family, friends and professional colleagues of the highly resourceful pharmacist in celebrating the milestone, which has been lined with many years of achievements and recognitions for his contributions to knowledge and an extensive practice to ensure a healthy country.
The President commended the exceptional brilliance of the pharmacist, whose training predated the Nigerian independence, yet he has maintained a rising influence in his field by working for a long period and setting up a pharmacy, Tsamiya, since the 70’s that has continued to cater for many with quality drugs.
Buhari affirmed that Wali, who travelled widely to acquire knowledge in pharmacy, was magnanimous in returning to Nigeria with his family to offer his services to citizens and inspire a generation of community pharmacists committed to promoting healthy living.
As he turns 83, the President believed the legacy of being your brothers’ keeper which Wali instituted with the community pharmacy will become the hallmark of pharmaceutical practice in the country, with stronger focus on providing quality health care and safe guarding the lives of the people.
The President Buhari prayed that the almighty God will grant the pharmacist longer life, good health and more strength to keep serving the nation and humanity.