By Eseoghene Emuke
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Senate Deputy President, says elder statesman, Alhaji Mamman Daura is a ‘pillar of strength and inspiration to many.’
He stated this in a statement to congratulated Daura who celebrated his 80th birthday on Sunday.
The Deputy President of the Senate, while congratulating octogenarian, said the celebrant’s life has positively impacted the lives of many across the country.
In the statement personally signed by the Delta Central Senator, Omo-Agege described him as a man ‘full of wisdom.’
The message read, “I heartily rejoice with you as you cross yet another milestone to become a truly distinguished octogenarian – a fountain of inspiration and wisdom to many individuals from all walks of life.
“In a continent where being elderly inspires reverence and where foreign ‘experts’ put life expectancy at a few decades less, reaching such milestone along with the accrued experiences over the years means a lot to family, friends and the society.
“The focus, humility and strength of character that you have built over the past decades during which you traversed the Civil Service, Journalism and the Banking System have helped to make you a formidable pillar of support for our nation’s dear President in handling historically weighty issues of the State”.
Omo-Agege prayed God to grant him more productive years ahead.
Daura is a nephew and long time close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari