Buhari greets Segun Awolowo at 56

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has extended warm felicitations to Mr Segun Awolowo, Executive Director of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), on his 56th birthday.

He particularly congratulated him for consistently serving the nation for many years, including working with four presidents.

Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said President Buhari joined family members, friends and professional colleagues of the lawyer and scion of Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s family in celebrating another milestone.

Buhari noted that the Executive Director of NEPC has demonstrated the same keen interest in humanity, and patriotism in affairs of the nation that separated his grandfather for commendation.

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He affirmed that the Zero Oil target introduced by the NEPC, with the goal of diversifying the economy by increasing the chains of value-added exports, had impacted greatly on the economy, prompting Nigerians to also consider the global market in productions and marketing strategy.

“As Mr Awolowo turns 56, the President urges more commitment and dedication to public service, assuring him that posterity will remember his sacrifices and loyalty to the nation.

“President Buhari prays for strength and wisdom for the Executive Director of NEPC,” the statement said.

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