President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Chief of Staff to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State, Dr Charles Akindiji Akinola, on his 65th birthday.
Akinola, a renowned scholar, author, and policy expert was born on July 9, 1956.
In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President rejoices with Akinola’s family and friends on the auspicious occasion, marked with years of research on growth of public and private institutions and nations.
“The president felicitates with the development expert, scholar and author whose contributions to development cut across shaping public policy, private sector consulting and civil society engagements, working variously with state governments, federal government agencies and multilateral institutions like the World Bank, USAID, UK Department for International Development and Ford Foundation,” the statement said.
“As the development expert turns 65, the president believes his rich pedigree with the private and public sectors will always be relevant, particularly as the world focuses more on re-thinking and re-jigging development policies to favour inclusiveness and ownership.
“President Buhari prays for longer life, good health and strength for Dr Akinola as he serves his state, Osun and the country,” it added.