Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated legal luminary, Afe Babalola, on his 87th birthday.
He described 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.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina in a statement said Buhari joins Nigerian Bar Association and National Judicial Council in celebrating one of the country’s brightest and resourceful lawyers.
President Buhari also sends warm felicitations to family, friends, close associates and professional colleagues of Babalola whose indelible imprint on the legal profession and academia remains legendary.
President affirmed that as the legal luminary marks his 87th birthday, his wealth of knowledge and wisdom have been rightfully deployed in service of God, his country and humanity, while commending his large-heartedness and love for the poor and vulnerable.
He prayed for more of God’s abundant grace upon Babalola for longer life, good health and strength to further serve the country and humanity.