President Muhammadu Buhari has praised veteran diplomat and sage, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, who clocks 84, yesterday.
In a communiqué by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said he also joined the diplomatic community, the Anglican Church, where he served many years as a chorister, and Chief Anyaoku’s family and friends in celebrating the quintessential diplomat.
He expressed the believe that Anyaoku’s footprints as a teacher, who was renowned for being very articulate and meticulous, and diplomat, during whose stewardship as the Secretary General of the Commonwealth apartheid was peacefully replaced by non-racial democracy in South Africa, will remain indelible for posterity to cherish and emulate.
“As he turns 84 years, the President appreciates the enduring relationship he has enjoyed with Chief Anyaoku over the years, and the many wise counsels he has received, affirming that his title as the Ichie Adazie of Obosi in Anambra State is most apt as from early age he has shown a proclivity for ‘keeping, and doing things well’ for his community, country and humanity”, the statement read.
President Buhari prayed that God will grant the elder statesman more years of grace, good health and wisdom to serve his country, and humanity.