Buhari ‘Saraki is one of the most influential politicians of our time,’ President says

Buhari also wished Saraki more prosperous years while calling for closer cooperation between the executive and the legislature.

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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari (R) receive a letter of confirmation from the President of the Senate of Nigeria Bukola Saraki in Abuja, Nigeria, November 3, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer play Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari (R) receive a letter of confirmation from the President of the Senate of Nigeria Bukola Saraki in Abuja, Nigeria, November 3, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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President Muhammadu Buhari has described Senate President, Bukola Saraki as “one of the most influential politicians of our time.”

Buhari made the comment while congratulating Saraki on the occasion of his 54th birthday.

A statement released by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu reads:

“In a goodwill message to the celebrant, the president describes the senate president as ‘one of the most influential politicians of our time who has made tremendous impact on the country.”

“President Buhari notes that Senator Saraki has successfully kept the memory of his late father alive by identifying with the grassroots in his home state.”

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Buhari also wished Saraki more prosperous years while calling for closer cooperation between the executive and the legislature.