President Muhammadu Buhari warmly congratulates former Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Chief Arthur Mbanefo, on his 90th birthday, June 11, 2020, joining family members and friends to celebrate the milestone.
The President believes the nonagenarian’s leadership roles in the private and public sectors have been most remarkable and impactful, attracting many recognitions and awards, both within and outside the country, and steadily inspiring confidence in the economy.
As an adviser to many governments, President Buhari affirms that Chief Mbanefo, who served in boardrooms, committees and investigative panels, left an indelible imprint on some of the notable decisions that shaped Nigeria, which include creating strong institutions for good and corporate governance.
As Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council of Ahmadu Bello University, Obafemi Awolowo University, and the University of Lagos at different times, the President salutes the diplomat’s investment of time and resources in the education system in Nigeria, particularly his advocacy for skills development and entrepreneurship.
President Buhari felicitates with professional colleagues and associates of Chief Mbanefo, praying that the almighty God will continue to strengthen and grant him good health.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
June 10, 2020