President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed is a devoted public servant who has made sacrifices for the country.
Buhari made the statement in a felicitation message to Lai Mohammed on his 70th birthday.
In a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, the president said Mohammed has worked assiduously in enhancing the image of Nigeria by bridging the information gaps.
The statement reads: “The President congratulates the minister on the milestone, heralded by many years of diligent service to the country, working as a lawyer and businessman, before getting into politics where he served as Chief of Staff in Lagos State, and National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“As a party stalwart, President Buhari notes the sacrifices and contributions of the minister in raising a formidable information machinery that went a long way in bringing change in the country.
“The President believes Mohammed works assiduously to create understanding and enhance the image of the country by bridging the gaps in information, commending his ingenuity, resilience and emotional intelligence.
Buhari joined friends, members of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, All Progressives Congress, APC, and the media industry in wishing the Minister of Information good health, strength and longer life.