Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has lauded Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, for supporting orphanage homes with N250 million he obtained from friends and well-wishers on social media.
Recall that the Nigerian singer on Saturday, inaugurated a five-man committee to disburse the N200 million he raised after soliciting for funds via his social media handle on his birthday. Davido also added N50 million naira to the money bringing the total amount to N250 million.
Saraki, while congratulating the DMW boss on his birthday, stated he has been energetic and an achiever from childhood.
The former Governor of Kwara State made this known in a series of tweets on his verified Twitter handle on Sunday, Daily Post reports.
“This past week on Instagram, we all watched @Davido ‘playfully’ raise N200 million from his friends, business associates, and other well-wishers — then donate N250 million to orphans across the country.
“Since he was a young boy, David has always had a persuasive charm, a great deal of talent and energy, and the ability to accomplish what others describe as “impossible” — through his sheer grit and hard work.
“As he celebrates his birthday today, I congratulate him for becoming a fine young man who continues to positively impact lives through his music and philanthropy. May Almighty God continue to reward your efforts,” Saraki wrote.
Saraki Is The Only One That Can “Salvage What Is Left Of Nigeria” – Campaign Coordinator
Meanwhile, a politician, Umar Faringado Kazaure has urged former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki to contest for the presidency in the 2023 presidential elections.
He stated that there were millions of Nigerians who wanted Saraki to lead Nigeria. Kazaure, the National Coordinator of “Saraki Is Coming Door To Door” claimed that Saraki has the necessary qualities to be the next president of Nigeria and to solve the current issues bedevilling the country.
Kazaure said in his statement: “Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki’s peaceful, all-embracing and tolerant disposition will engender the much-needed type of leadership Nigeria desires presently. Because we need to heal a lot of wounds before they turn to sores and cancer.”
“Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki is eminently qualified to assume the mantle of leadership of Nigeria come 2023. Hence, we are calling on him to contest and be elected the President by the grace of God in order to salvage what is left of this country of ours.
“We saw how he united the 8th Senate for national development. He can do the same for Nigeria in order to take away the current divisive tendencies occasioned by the type of leadership of the current government and be one united people and loving nation again.”
It was gathered that several presidential campaign posters of the former Governor of Kwara State, carrying the logo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) reported to be sponsored by Faringado have appeared a few days after the PDP’s national convention in Abuja.
Future Of Nigerian Youths More Important Than Selfish And Personal Intentions – Tinubu
Elsewhere, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Saturday Visited and met behind closed doors in Abuja with a former Abia State Governor, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu.
According to The Punch, the former Lagos State Governor declared, after a two-hour closed-door meeting, that the interest of Nigeria was greater than the ambition of any individual.
According to sources, Tinubu arrived at Kalu’s residence at exactly 4:25pm on Saturday.
The two politicians were reported to have hugged each other and exchanged pleasantries, before going into a private discussion.
The source explained that Senator Kalu, before the closed door meeting, expressed gratitude to God for the speedy recovery of Tinubu.
Tinubu returned to Nigeria on October 8 after spending some months in London, where he had undergone a knee surgery.
The APC National Leader, in a brief interview with Kalu’s media team after the meeting, described the meeting between him and Kalu as strictly personal.
When asked to confirm whether his visit had anything to do with the presidential election in 2023, Tinubu was quoted to have said, “I am here on a private visit. We discussed national interest issues, the economy and other issues bordering on security.”