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Saraki President Buhari congratulates Senate President at 55

Buhari, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, prayed that God grants Saraki good health.

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki

(Nation)

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Senate President Bukola Saraki on his 55th birthday.

According to Punch, Buhari, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, prayed that God grants Saraki good health.

The president joined all members of the National Assembly, friends and family in celebrating the life of a distinguished Nigerian who has made his mark on the political scene.

The statement said “The President believes that at 55, and having served as a two-term governor, senator and Senate President, Dr Saraki has demonstrated commitment in the pursuit of a prosperous, united and peaceful Nigeria.

“President Buhari prays that God Almighty will grant him more years of good health, wisdom and fulfillment in the service of God and country."

Saraki, who studied medicine at the London Hospital Medical College of the University of London from 1982 to 1987 was born on Dec. 19, 1962.

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It is believed that Saraki’s political career started when he was appointed by former president Olusegun Obasanjo as a Special Assistant on budget issues in 2000.

Saraki, a two-term governor of Kwara under the umbrella of the then ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) between 2003 and 2011, later joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015.

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