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President Buhari Salutes Igbinedion On His 85 Birthday     

Buhari sends a congratulatory message to Igbinedion, as his 85th birthday party is set to hold on Wednesday.     

Funsho Akinwale

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, sent a congratulatory message to the Esama of Benin Kingdom, Chief Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, on his 85th birthday.

A birthday soiree, which holds on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, will climax the week long activities marking the feat.

The president, in a statement signed by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said that at 85, Pa Igbinedion was noted for his contributions to the nation’s development as a serial entrepreneur who found joy in investing in all sectors of the economy.

“While joining his family, friends and associates to celebrate the milestone, the President believed Chief Igbinedion’s active role in Nigeria’s business space inspired many younger people to start-up companies that have continued to buoy the economy, and his contributions to national development will remain appreciated.”

“He prayed that Almighty God will grant the Esama of Benin good health, strength and longer life to continue the good work,” Adesina stated on behalf of the president.

As the grand birthday party holds in Benin city, the Edo State capital, scores of celebrities, royal fathers and governors across the country are expected to grace the occasion in honour of Igbinedion.