President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with former Governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande, on his 82nd birthday.

Lawan in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi on Sunday said Chief Akande made indelible contributions to governance and political development in Nigeria.

He said, “His achievements as the first governor of Osun in this democratic dispensation and as the leader of the APC in its formative stage shall always remain remarkable and have cemented his position among leaders of consequence in Nigeria.

“Chief Akande’s integrity, consistency, focus, level-headedness, firmness as a leader and principle-based politics make him an elder statesman to be emulated, especially by those who take or aspire to public offices,”

Lawan further prayed for more years of good health for Akande so that he can continue to the development of his beloved country, Nigeria.