Buhari praises Tam David-West as former petroleum minister turns 80

Tam David-West
Tam David-West

President Muhammadu Buhari warmly congratulates eminent academic and former federal minister, Prof. Tamunoemi Sokari David-West as he turns 80 years on August 26, 2016.

On this special birthday anniversary, President Buhari recalls, with fond memories, his long term relationship with the elder statesman, when he served as Minister of Petroleum between 1984 and 1985.

The President commends Prof. David-West’s steadfastness and forthrightness on issues of good governance, democracy, human rights and the unity of Nigeria, especially when some seem to easily give up on the project of building one great nation.

President Buhari assures the octogenarian that his place in Nigeria’s history is guaranteed for the statesmanship, fearlessness, intellectual depth, resourcefulness and versatility that he brought into public discourse.

The President prays that the almighty God will continue to grant the former minister good health and more fruitful years of service to his fatherland.

Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media& Publicity)
August 25th, 2016

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  • SAM .A

    Happy Birthday Professor David West , Papa you are one of the few Nigerians whose name are written in Gold ,your adversary IBB accused u of collecting wrist watch ,but he alone stole or looted $12.8 million , the gulf oil wind fall he later established the citadel of corruption we have today . While you celebrate and have fun and merry , your adversaries are wriggling in pain and sorrow , all the money they stole cannot buy them good health , besides why you look forward with joy to leave behind an impeccable record of service to humanity , they are in perpetual sorrow for ruining their past with corruption . Papa David , celebrate , have fun and toast to good health and many more years ahead. We love you Sir.

  • B. Messi

    I’ll be damned! What are the praises for???
    Magana banza! Gashi N40/L ya zama N145/L!

    • Julius

      hahahahahaha, boy, u got issues !!