Emefiele clocks 60 with Obama, Buhari sends message

Godwin Emefiele

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele

By Funmi Olukomaiya

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a congratulatory letter to Godwin Emefiele, Governor Central Bank of Nigeria who marks his 60th birthday tomorrow 4 August.

Emefiele also shares the same birthday with former U.S. President Barack Obama.

The President in his letter appreciated the banker for his patriotic service to the country at a time of stiff economic challenges.

He hoped Emefiele’s efforts will yield positive dividends for the generality of Nigerians to reap from.

Buhari equally wished the CBN Governor good health and greater service to the fatherland.

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Read the full letter:

“It gives me great pleasure to rejoice with you on the occasion of your Diamond Jubilee. Kindly accept the felicitations of myself, family and Nigerians at this auspicious milestone.

“As Governor of Nigeria’s Apex Bank, you have rendered selfless service to your country at a most challenging period of our economic development, and I salute your commitment, passion and doggedness.

“As you continue to build on these achievements, it is my hope that your efforts translate to more positive results on the nation’s economy for improved living standards we envisage for our people.

“While using this medium to pray Almighty God to bless you with many more years in good health and service to your fatherland, please accept my best wishes and personal regards,” the president said.

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