By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
ABUJA – VICE President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Thursday, expressed appreciation to God as he marked his 61st birthday anniversary, saying that he was gradually getting to the class of senior citizens.
This is as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, prayed for more God’s knowledge and wisdom for the Vice President so that he will continue to give wise counsel to President Muhammadu Buhari in his bid to move the country forward.
Speaking while cutting a birthday cake surprisingly organised by the staff of his office, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Vice President Osinbajo prayed that the country would continue to be greater and experience joy and peace.
According to him, ” I am grateful to God for preserving my life. It is just exciting to be one year older. I think we are gradually getting to that class who are called senior citizens and in some way it places greater responsibility.
“But I am immensely grateful to God and thank everyone for the surprise.
I pray that our country will be greater and greater, that it will prosper and that we will experience true joy and true peace.”
Also speaking, the SGF, Boss Mustapha urged Prof. Osinbajo to continue to give wise advice to the President as he (Buhari) will depend on him for insights into the governance of the country.
The SGF said, “We are gathered to share with you on this very auspicious day. Our prayer is that God will continue to watch over you, continue to fill you with wisdom and understanding, that at every point in time as you counsel with Mr. President you will give him Godly counsel, that he will depend on you for insights into the governance of this country.
“And for those of us working with you, we will receive direction to take this country forward and to greater heights.”
Present at the brief ceremony were members of the Federal Executive Council, FEC like the Ministers of Water Resources, Budget and National Planning, the CBN Governor, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang and the staff and aides of the Vice President’s office.