By Sanni Onogu, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday felicitated with the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on his 61st birthday anniversary.

Buhari in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu, in Abuja, extolled Lawans discipline, maturity and selflessness in always looking at the broader picture in decision making.

The statement reads: On behalf the Federal Executive Council and all Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan on his 61st birthday.

The President joins the National Assembly and all members of All Progressives Congress in celebrating the milestone, which has been lined with many years of contributions to Nigerias development, with fruitful years of lawmaking, starting from House of Representatives in 1999.

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President Buhari extols Dr Lawans discipline, maturity and selflessness in always looking at the broader picture in decision making.

The President affirms that Lawans maturity has translated into the many achievements of the ninth assembly within a short period, including a harmonious relationship with the executive, which recently, and historically, saw a return to the right budget cycle.

At 61, the President believes the Senate Presidents rich experience as an administrator, educator and lawmaker will go a long way in shaping policies that will directly impact on the livelihood of Nigerians, while commending his responsive and inclusive leadership style.

President Buhari prays that the almighty God will continue to guide Dr Lawan to provide strong leadership, and grant him longer life and good health.