President Mohammadu Buhari has congratulated Richard Akinnola on his 60th birthday, describes him as uncompromising Activist that always tells the truth to leaders, insisting on propriety and regularly mobilizing to safeguard the activity of human right and the integrity of a nation.
The President, in a statement through a verified facebook account of his Special Adviser on media and publicity, Mr Femi Adeshina said; president mohammadu Buhari joins family friends and colleagues of the journalist, the media and civil society in celebrating the landmark age, which he has dedicated to the service of God, country and humanity.
The president reaffirms that the democracy that the country enjoys today was borne out of the sacrifices and forthrightness of individuals like Akinnola, who
have not relented in fighting for good governance and ensuring that democracy transcends elections to include a lifestyle of respect, dignity and accountability in Nigeria.
He extols Akinnola’s magnanimity in setting up a foundation, Richard Akinnola Foundation, which caters for the underprivileged and families of journalists.
“Pray that the Almighty God will grant Akinnola longer life, good health and prosperity as he continues serving the country”.