President Muhammadu Buhari has sent birthday greetings to the Enyi 1 of Aba, Eze Isaac Ikonne, on his 90th birthday.
A statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), said that President Buhari is ” joining the Abia Traditional Council in celebrating the purpose driven and exemplary leadership he has brought to the throne.”
The statement said further that “the President believes Eze Ikonne, who has served for more than 44 years on the throne, carries the virtues of humility, generosity and human kindness, qualities that are inseparable in building a just, harmonious and prosperous society.
“At 90, President Buhari affirms that the royal father exudes uncommon wisdom, strength and courage in leading his people and serving the nation, which clearly points to the grace of God for longevity, and blessings of good health.
“Recalling their encounters, including a visit to the Presidential Villa in August, 2018, the President remains grateful to Eze Ikonne for the endorsement in 2015, support and wise counsels over the years, commending his signature tune of unity and empowering the youths for a greater Nigeria.
“President Buhari congratulates the people and government of Abia State, family members and friends of the royal father on this auspicious day, praying for longer life and good health for the nonagenarian.”