Buhari Congratulates Afe Babalola and Brazil’s President-elect, Jair Bolsonaro 

On Tuesday, President Muhammed Buhari congratulated Brazil’s President-elect, Mr. Jair Bolsonaro, following his victory in Brazil’s Presidential election run-off on Sunday.

According to the President’s Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, President Mohammed Buhari also congratulated the people of Brazil for successfully going through two rounds of election and making their choice, thereby boosting the democratic credence of their nation.

The statement read , “Noting that Nigeria shares historical and cultural ties with Brazil , President Buhari says his administration looks forward to deepening such relations as well as expanding current political , trade and military ties with the South American powerhouse .

“As President- elect, Bolsonaro takes office in January 2019, the Nigerian leader wishes him a successful tenure in confronting his country ’ s current socio – economic challenges.”

On the same note, President also send birthday wishes to a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Afe Babalola, on his 87th birthday

According to the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President said he joined the National Judicial Council and the Nigerian Bar Association in celebrating the senior advocate who he described as “one of the nation’s brightest and resourceful lawyers”.

The statement read , “President  Buhari Muhammed believes Chief Babalola is an inspiration to both the young and old on the power of dreaming big and the audacity of following through, having started out as a Grade 11 teacher who by hard work , discipline and self -motivation propelled himself to great heights of success , including establishment of a private university .

“As the legal luminary marks his 87 th birthday , the President affirms that his wealth of knowledge and wisdom have been rightfully deployed in the service of God , his country and humanity while commending his large- heartedness and love for the poor and vulnerable .

“President Buhari prays for more of God ’s abundant grace upon Chief Babalola for longer life , good health and strength to further serve the country and humanity.”

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