…As President congratulates Christopher Kolade at 85
By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
ABUJA—PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf Buhari Tuesday night had a bike accident around Gwarimpa area in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.
The young Buhari according to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu broke a limb and also sustained injury on his head in the crash.
The statement further said that the President’s son had undergone surgery at a clinic in Abuja and now in a stable condition.
“President Buhari and his wife, Mrs Aisha have expressed appreciation to Nigerians for the good wishes and prayers for their son,” the statement added.
Buhari congratulates Kolade at 85
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated veteran broadcaster, administrator and Nigeria’s former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Dr. Christopher Kolade, who turned 85 today.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina said Buhari joined all professional colleagues, friends and family of Dr. Kolade in celebrating the graceful life of the versatile scholar and board room guru, whose achievements in various undertakings, both in the private and public sector, clearly underscore the power of discipline, focus and integrity.
The President commended Dr. Kolade’s many years of contributions to national development as an academic, administrator and a diplomat, especially in continually counselling leaders and mentoring the younger generation.
“President Buhari believes that the eminent octogenarian has earned the respect and honour of both the young and old by walking in the fear of God and leading a life of integrity, which are invaluable attributes that he recommends to all Nigerians, especially aspiring leaders,” the statement said.
“The President prays that God will grant Dr. Kolade more wisdom, longer life and good health to continually serve the nation and humanity.”
Obaseki wishes Yusuf Buhari speedy recovery, says Edo people stand with first family
The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has expressed his wish for the speedy recovery of Yusuf Buhari, the son of President Muhammadu Buhari, who was involved in a bike accident in Abuja.
Obaseki said Edo people are with Nigeria’s first family in their trying times and urged Nigerians to support the president and his family in prayers as “God is the one that perfects healing while doctors administer treatment.”
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, reacting to the accident on his Twitter handle said “Our thoughts are with the first family – our family will be praying for you. We wish Yusuf a speedy recovery.”
Former President Goodluck Jonathan on his face book page also wished Yusuf Buhari quick recovery saying ‘I have been in Liberia monitoring elections and only just heard the sad news. My family and I are in prayers for the quick recovery of Yusuf Buhari.
‘It is my deep desire that a young man so full of promise should live and thrive to fullfill the promises God has domiciled in him.
‘I also call on all Nigerians to put aside any divisions and show unconditional love to the first family at this time. GEJ.’