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Buhari hails Minister of Environment, Hassan Abdullahi at 55

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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Minister of Environment, Hassan Abdullahi, as he marks his 55th birthday on April 21.

In a congratulatory message by his media aide, Mr Femi Adesina, on Thursday in Abuja, the president rejoiced with the minister for many years of lofty achievements, especially in public service.

Buhari affirmed the loyalty, diligence, and sincerity of purpose of the former Minister of State, Science and Technology, “who brings his best to every responsibility and leaves an aftertaste of excellence in service, particularly in leadership.”

The president noted the contributions of Abdullahi to national development since joining the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in 2019, and the strides recorded in the local and global environmental issues.

He also lauded him for making policies of the administration to be felt at the grassroots, like the Ogoni Clean-up exercise in Niger Delta, tackling of erosions, updating on Environmental Impact Assessments and the Clean Energy Initiative.

Buhari commended the foresight and leadership of the minister in ensuring sustainability, restoration and protection of the environment, and his personal efforts in promoting youth involvement in governance through home-grown initiatives in Nasarawa State.

The president saluted the minister’s courage in successful legal practice for many years, before opting to serve the country in governance.

Buhari prayed that the Almighty God would keep and protect the minister and his family.

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