This occurred as he gathered with family and friends to celebrate the minister’s 70th birthday.
Buhari’s felicitation is contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled ‘President Buhari hails Lai Mohammed at 70’.
According to Adesina, “The President congratulates the minister on the milestone, heralded by many years of diligent service to the country, working as a lawyer and businessman, before getting into politics where he served as Chief of Staff in Lagos State, and National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress.
“As a party stalwart, President Buhari notes the sacrifices and contributions of the minister in raising formidable information machinery that went a long way in bringing change in the country.
“The President believes Mohammed works assiduously to create understanding and enhance the image of the country by bridging the information gaps. The president commends his ingenuity, resilience and emotional intelligence.”
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