Buhari Felicitates With Olumide Akpata, Adelusi-Adeluyi
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Olumide Akpata on his election as the new President of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
The President, in a statement released on Saturday by his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Femi Adesina, wished the NBA president every success in the new position of leading Nigerian lawyers to chart a path of professional development and fulfilment.
The statement reads, “As a lawyer of over two decades who has held several strategic positions in the legal association, President Buhari trusts that Mr Akpata’s vast knowledge and experience in litigation, corporate world and engaging with government at different levels, will greatly benefit the Bar and indeed all Nigerians, who look up to the learned fellows as crucial stakeholders in a modern democracy.”
Buhari assured the new leadership of the NBA of the continued cooperation of his administration in addressing the broad range of challenges and opportunities facing the legal profession and the country.
President Buhari also felicitated with former Minister of Health, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi on the occasion of his 80th birthday on August 2, 2020.
In a personally signed letter, the President described Adelusi-Adeluyi as an accomplished pharmacist, lawyer and boardroom player.
The president’s letter reads, ”It gives me immense pleasure to rejoice with you as you attain the milestone age of 80 in sound mind and good health.
“Your life is one signposted by many achievements, which undoubtedly inspire the younger generation to noble ideals.
“Your imprints are clearly left on the sands of time, and these include: Founder and Chairman of Juli Plc, first indigenous company quoted on the Nigeria Stock Exchange; former Minister of Health; past Chairman of Oodua Investment Ltd; Distinguished Fellow, Institute of Directors; Fellow, Institute of Management; Fellow, West Africa Post Graduate College; and pioneer President, Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy.
“As an accomplished pharmacist, lawyer and key player in many private sector organizations, you are on the Governing Council and past president of the Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies; first District Governor of Rotary International, District 9110, Nigeria; and Chairman of MTN Foundation. You received national awards of MFR in 1986 and OFR in 2002.
“At 80, as you are celebrated by family, friends, associates and professional colleagues from far and near, I wish you longer life, greater strength, and more salutary impact on our country, and across all walks of life.”