In a celebratory tribute, President Bola Tinubu has expressed admiration and celebration for the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sen. George Akume, on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Acknowledging Akume’s unwavering commitment and perpetual dedication to duty, President Tinubu commended the veteran statesman for his consistent coordination of government affairs.
In a statement released by Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu’s media aide, the president lauded Akume’s rich portfolio of leadership experience and laurels. From his notable achievements as governor, minister, senator, to his current role as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Akume’s remarkable career and contributions were duly recognized by the president.
President Tinubu particularly highlighted Akume’s admirable temperament, affability, harmony, and stability, consistently personified in his role as a coordinator between the executive and other arms of government. The president emphasized Akume’s accessibility, focus, and dependability in bridging the divide between policy formulation and implementation.
“George Akume is one of the most reliable citizens this country can boast of,” remarked President Tinubu. He went on to mention the enduring trust and appreciation Akume has earned from the people of Benue, attesting to his sterling leadership principles and leveraging his remarkable talent over the years.
“He will be with you in the best of days, and even most reliably, in the worst of days,” President Tinubu affirmed, underscoring Akume’s steadfastness in times of both prosperity and adversity. The president expressed his belief that the country has been blessed with the dedication and sure-handedness of Sen. Akume.
While extending heartfelt wishes for good health and strength to Akume, President Tinubu implored him not to relent in his diligent service to the country. This tribute serves as both a celebration of Sen. George Akume’s remarkable 70 years and a recognition of his ongoing contributions to the betterment of Nigeria.
Sen. George Akume’s journey in public service has been marked by decades of leadership, and this celebration from President Tinubu underscores the significance of his role in the political landscape of Nigeria. As a pillar of reliability and dedication, Akume’s impact has resonated not only in his native Benue but also at the national level, leaving an indelible mark on the country’s governance and public service.