President Buhari Greets Clark at 92, Describes Him as Partner for Peace

President Muhammadu Buhari

ABUJA (State House Report) – President Muhammadu Buhari has extolled the virtues of Nigeria’s former Information Minister, Chief Edwin Clark on the occasion of his 92nd birthday anniversary.

In his tribute to Chief Clark who served as Information Minister during the regime of General Yakubu Gowon, the President noted that even if you don’t agree with the elder statesman sometimes, you must acknowledge his patriotism and commitment to peace.

The President said, “Peace building is one of the greatest contributions we should expect of our elders and I am proud that Chief Edwin Clark has played this role remarkably during trying times in our country.’’

He described the nonagenarian as a man of strong convictions who doesn’t hesitate to speak his mind on national issues without malice.

“While felicitating with you on this joyous occasion, accept my best wishes and deepest goodwill of my government. You have served your country with distinction and untainted record.

”You should be proud of this legacy. The country would always look up to you to tap from your fountain of wisdom”, the President said.

Garba Shehu

Senior Special Assistant to the President

(Media & Publicity)

May 25, 2019