Updated: March 7, 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday warmly felicitated with Nigeria’s Consul-General in Johannesburg, South Africa, Godwin Adakole Adama, on his 60th birthday, congratulating him for many years of courageous and meritorious service to the nation.
The President joined family, friends and professional colleagues of the diplomat in celebrating the landmark age, largely colored by more than three decades of working with the public service, with postings in Nigeria’s foreign missions, which include United Kingdom, Republic of Greece and Republic of Benin.President Buhari commends Adama’s maturity and skillful handling of the political transition in 2015 at the Presidential Villa as Director of Protocol, under the Office of the State Chief of Protocol to the President (SCOP), underscoring the sleepless nights that went into preparations, managing people and resources to ensure a hitch-free handing over, and stabilization of the new government, from 2015-2017.
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As Consul-General to South Africa, the President also extoled the diplomat for the key role he played in safeguarding lives and assets of Nigerians, facilitating evacuation and providing an enabling environment for both Nigeria and South Africa to reconcile and continue their brotherly relationship in 2019.
President Buhari prayed that the almighty God will reward the hardwork and sacrifices of the Foreign Service Officer, and grant him more years of strength and good health.