Buhari hails David-West at 80

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By; SUNDAY ODE, Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday congratulated eminent academic and former federal Minister, Prof. Tamunoemi Sokari David-West as he turns 80 years on August 26.
A statement by the presidency spokesman, Femi Adesina, said President Buhari on the occasion of the birthday “recalls, with fond memories, his long term relationship with the elder statesman, when he served as Minister of Petroleum, 1984-1985.”
Buhari, the statement noted, commended Prof. David-West’s “steadfastness and forthrightness on issues of good governance, democracy, human rights and the unity of Nigeria, especially when some seem to easily give up on the project of building one great nation.”
He assured the octogenarian that his place in Nigeria’s history “is guaranteed for the statesmanship, fearlessness, intellectual depth, resourcefulness and versatility that he brought into public discourse.”

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