President Muhammadu Buhari has said the political pedigree of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, in his previous positions will serve as asset for effective governance when he takes over leadership of the country in May.
Buhari stated this in a statement issued on Tuesday by his Special Adviser, Media & Publicity, Femi Adesina.
According to the statement, the president rejoiced with Tinubu as he clocked 71 on March 29, 2023.
Adesina said Buhari joined members of the President-elect’s family, especially his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, business partners and political associates in celebrating the remarkable age.
The president said Tinubu’s new age is heralded with many years of experience and achievements in the private and public sectors, which according to him, prepared the former Lagos Governor for the “historic win on February 25, 2023”.
“President Buhari believes Asiwaju’s warmth, friendliness and generosity has set the pace for a network of friends, home and abroad, that will shape his presidency with requisite expertise to guide the economy, and consolidate on the investments of past leaders, particularly in people-first development and infrastructure.
“As the President-Elect prepares to take over mantle of leadership at 71, the President affirms that his political pedigree from the 90’s, active role in party politics, being elected Senator and later Governor of Lagos State, and diligent involvement in structure of leadership at the Executive and Legislative levels for many years, will serve as asset for good and effective governance.
“President Buhari prays for the wellbeing of Asiwaju and his family”, the statement added.