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Buhari Says Saraki Is Among Nigeria’s Most Influential Politicians As Senate President Honours First-class Graduates

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BEVERLY HILLS, December 19, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has described the Senate President, Bukola Saraki as one of the most influential politicians of the present day Nigeria, noting that the latter has successfully kept the memory of his late father alive by identifying with the grassroots in his home state.

This was as the Senate President granted automatic employment to seventy-two indigenes of his home state of Kwara, who graduated with First Class honors from various universities.

Buhari spoke in a goodwill message issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in felicitation with the Senate President who turned 54 on Monday, wishing the celebrator many more prosperous years ahead.

Describing the Senate President as “one of the most influential politicians of our time who has made tremendous impact on the country,” the President canvassed a closer cooperation between the executive and the legislature to ensure the smooth implementation of government policies and programmes.

He stated that despite the principle of separation of powers, both arms of government should be united in the promotion of the common good of the people.

Buhari added that whatever differences that may occasionally arise between the two branches of government should not be allowed to compromise their common goals of promoting the greater progress and development of Nigeria.

Meanwhile, the Senate President, who hosted 72 Kwara indigenes that graduated with First Class honors as part of activities marking his 54th birthday, explained that it is part of the measures to encourage young entrepreneurs to focus on Made-in-Nigeria goods and services.

According to him: “To celebrate my birthday, I hosted 72 Kwara indigenes that made first class honors from different universities.

“I decided to host these students to encourage and remind them that the best resource we have in Nigeria is not Oil, Gold or Tantalite but Human Capital, I assured them that I will continue to use my position to improve the human capital resource with any opportunity I find.

“Delighted that some of my friends decided to give automatic employment to some of the graduands, to start in January.

“I encourage others that might want to celebrate me to consider extending helping hand especially to young entrepreneurs who focus on Made In Nigeria goods and services,” Saraki said.