Femi Adesina, Abuja; President Muhammadu Buhari warmly congratulates erudite scholar and quintessential public servant, Prof. Akin Mabogunje, who turns 85 on October 18th, 2016.
President Buhari joins family members, friends, professional colleagues and students of the octogenarian in celebrating the life of the National Merit Award recipient, who has consistently served humanity through extensive research, teaching and consulting across many national and global institutions.
As he turns 85, the President believes the intellectual and moral strength of the renowned scholar prepared him at an early stage for the numerous leadership roles before him; paving the way for a rigorous and successful academic career, and contributions to infrastructure development, urban and regional planning and public sector banking.
President Buhari commends the patriotism and commitment of Prof. Mabogunje in serving, with integrity, on several boards of the Federal Government over many years, sharing his knowledge and skills to reposition cities, and working tirelessly to alleviate poverty through partnerships with the World Bank and the United Nations.
The President prays that the almighty God will grant the renowned town planner longer life, good health and strength to continue serving his country and humanity.