The Senate President, Bukola Saraki said former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has been a dominant figure in national discourse for several decades.
In a tribute to mark Obasanjo’s 80th birthday anniversary, Saraki described Obasanjo as a “beacon of national unity, peace, and progress”.
Saraki in a statement on Saturday praised Obasanjo for serving the country diligently, passionately and conscientiously.
“Baba, for several decades, you have been one of the dominant figures in our national discourse.
“On several fronts, you have served the nation diligently, conscientiously and passionately. In fact, you remain a beacon of our national unity, peace and progress.
“It is for these reasons and many more that we pray to Almighty God to continue to give you good health, great wisdom and the unflinching grace to serve your country, Africa and humanity in general for many more years.”
The Senate President said he is delighted, on behalf of the 8th Senate, to join family, friends and numerous well-wishers of Obasanjo, in celebrating his entry into the elite club of octogenarians.