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Buhari congratulates Gen Lawrence Onoja on 70th birthday

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, felicitated with former Governor of Plateau and Katsina states, Maj. Gen. Lawrence Onoja (rtd), who turns 70 on 10th August, 2018.

President Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, sent warm greetings to family, friends and former professional colleagues of the cerebral military officer on this auspicious occasion of his birthday, recognising the many years of hard work and sacrifice to the nation as he served in strategic positions in the army and governor of two states.

“The President extols Onoja’s sense of patriotism and relentless effort in contributing to the growth of the nation by accepting to serve on the board of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the National Institute of Sports, and consistently remaining active in the political sphere.

“At he turns 70, President Buhari believes Onoja’s keen appetite for knowledge, which saw him earning a doctorate in International Law and Diplomacy, and the wisdom that comes with age, will be further translated into serving the country he loves so much.

“The President prays that the almighty God will bless Onoja with longer life and strength to keep contributing to the growth of the nation,” the statement said.