Tallen felicitates Obasanjo at 87, says he’s Nigeria’s oracle, patriot

Mrs Pauline Tallen, a former Minister of Women Affairs, has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as Nigeria’s national  oracle and unparalleled patriot.
She said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja while felicitating Obasanjo on the occasion of his 87th birthday.
Tallen, who served as the Minister of State, Science and Technology, under Obasanjo, said the former president’s love for the nation was evident in his firm commitment to the unity, peace and progress of Nigeria.
She lauded Obasanjo for his unrelenting, immeasurable and patriotic service to the country and humanity generally, saying this had contributed to the country’s growth in the last 50 years.
Tallen said she was delighted to celebrate with the former president on attaining the milestone.
She noted that the former president had remained a true leader who engineered numerous positive transformations and left behind a sound economic foundation for Nigeria.
According to Tallen who was also a former Deputy Governor of Plateau, Obasanjo remains an immutable, oracular voice in the affairs of the country.
She said his contributions to the peace and unity of Nigeria would be indelibly printed on the sands of time.
She also noted that Nigeria recorded unquantifiable economic reforms during the Obasanjo-led administration, saying he revolutionised banking, science and technology, as well as the communication sectors.
This she recalled he did through banking consolidation, pension reforms and the telecoms industry revolution by leveraging on the Global System for Mobile Telecommunications (GSM).
“Congratulations on your 87 birthday, for a life of outstanding accomplishments and great personal fulfilment.
“Having served the nation at the highest levels with an uncommon sense of patriotism and unwavering dedication.
“Nigeria has benefited immensely from your leadership at various times as key infrastructure and economic reforms were the hallmarks of your administration.
“You fought in the Nigerian Civil War to keep Nigeria one, and till date, you, like no other, keep on striving to ensure the peace and unity of our nation,” she said.
Tallen appealed to the former president to continue to give himself to the service of our fatherland through his immutable voice, which had become a national oracle.
She thanked God for Obasanjo’s life and prayed that the Almighty continued to bless him with robust health and provide for him always.
She also prayed for guidance, protection, long life and strength for the former president to enable him keep serving Nigeria, Africa, humanity and the world at large.(https://newsatlarge.ng)

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