President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has sent a very special message to the former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo to celebrate him on his 83rd birthday.
Adesina stated in his birthday message to Obasanjo praised him for his unrelenting service to humanity.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) obtained a copy of the message on Sunday as the ex-President will turn 83 on March 5.
“Your every moment is spent not on yourself but on others, always with palpable and admirable commitment to progress, peace and stability across Africa and the world.
“You are the Baba for Africa; you are the Baba of Africa to the world. And I am always so very proud to call you my own Baba! Africa and the world need more of you every day, as you are a shining example.
“Today, you celebrate another life’s milestone on your 83rd birthday. On behalf of my wife, Yemisi, and myself, I wish you a very happy, memorable and joyous birthday celebration.
“I celebrate you for your outstanding leadership, for Nigeria, Africa and the world. Yours is a voice that inspires, boldly sending forth with courage, words of wisdom across the world, while inspiring hope for the future,” Adesina said.