The main hall of Sir Kashim Ibrahim, Kaduna, was filled to capacity as prominent guests from all walks of life gathered to celebrate the inimitable Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.
Governor El-Rufai used the occasion of his birthday to launch a book, "These Times: Selected Speeches of Nasir El-Rufai.”
The book was reviewed by Oxford academic, Professor Wale Adebanwi, while Mr Dan Okeke who represented UBA Chairman, Mr Tony Elumelu, officially presented the book amidst warm applause from everyone.
In his remarks, the chairman of the occasion, Dr Mohamed Mahmood Abubakar, praised the celebrant for his principles and commitment to development.
Other speakers at the occasion were Ooni Ogunwusi and Governor Fayemi, who also showered encomium on Governor El-Rufai.
The intellectually-stimulating event was attended by such personalities as Emir of Kano, Governor Godwin Obaseki, Kanu Nwankwo, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah and Yusuf Bala.