By Hilary Asemota
Your guess may probably just be as good as mine as the common trite goes especially as Senator Daisy Ehanire Danjuma’s mind celebrates her birthday today.
While will she be giving thanks to God for sparing her life till this day, her mind will also be running wild with several mind-boggling oddities no doubt.
Ask her about the state of the country, Senator Danjuma will be bold to say: I’m not happy with the state of things across the country. Everybody knows why? In every ramification, Nigeria has never descended to this level of man’s inhumanity to man.
Top politicians, friends and shakers of the society will be around her this moment where she is, but quite will be also be absent from the scene because of one major reason among others: Insecurity, insecurity and insecurity.
Not all her relatives will be able to make it by road from Benin, Edo state to grace the memorable occasion in Abuja today or wherever she chooses to celebrate the occasion. The road between Auchi, Ekpoma down to Benin has become a hell of one route to pass. So many have been brutally murdered by terrorists and bandits on that road. From Okene to Lokoja through Abaji and Gwagwalada is also one hell of an unpleasant drive
But of note is the fact that there is likelihood of sumptuous food to fest on but the guest may just be few.
While, Extraordinairenews chanced in several design points where cards are being designed for the Senator during the week, a lot of congratulatory messages will also be pouring from far and near.
It is on this note that President Muhammadu Buhari sends warm greetings to the wife of former Chief of Army Staff, businessman and philanthropist, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, praising her commitment to a better living standard for the less privileged.
Also recall that General Danjuma, has not sped the present administration over the grinding state of insecurity across the country.
President Buhari, said:
“On behalf of myself and my family, I wish to felicitate with you as you attain the auspicious age of 70.
“Distinguished Senator, I join your family members, friends and political associates in celebrating the auspicious moment with you, heralded by many years of service to the nation and humanity.
“As an accomplished entrepreneur and philanthropist, I am particularly pleased by the commitment you have shown to the plight of the disadvantaged in the society especially women and children.
“I also note that your passion for this cause was further reinforced during your period in the National Assembly between 2003 and 2007 where you served as the Chairperson, Senate Committee on Women Affairs and Youth Development, Member, Senate Committees on Health, Education, Finance and Land, as well as Member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and Chairperson, Women and Child Right Committee of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS Parliament).
“You have not relented on this and I salute your courage and steadfastness.
As you celebrate this milestone, my prayer is that almighty God will grant you longer life, good health and more wisdom to serve humanity and the country.”
While we rejoice with the Benin queen on this auspicious day, we pray that she will remain stronger in health to witness Nigeria’s new rebirth in 2023 as Nigerians count days to Dday.
Happy Birthday ma.
Signed: Mall Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President, (Media & Publicity) report was additional.