Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation who was born on 27th of May 1965, has celebrated his 55th birthday via an online platform with several distinguished personalities including musicians and comedians to light up the day.
Amaechi has been a big politician in Nigeria, he was Governor of Rivers State from 2007 to 2015.
Many people including politicians have been sending their messages to congratulate him on the occasion of his birthday.
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai is one of the people who have hailed him during this time of celebration.
El-Rufai believes that the minister is loved so dearly by President Muhammadu Buhari and trusts him and that is why he has been minister of transportation on two occasions.
According to him:
“President Buhari loves Amaechi like a son, he trusts him absolutely which is why in spite of all opposition, many attempts to put Amaechi in a bad light, he twice selected him to lead his campaign and also as the Minister of Transportation.
“Amaechi’s key leadership quality is his sense of inclusion, he likes to bring everyone on board, he loves teamwork, he empowers people to put in their best, he doesn’t pretend to know it all or try to do everything.
“He is one of the few politicians from the Niger Delta that is Pan Nigeria.
“I think in the history of Nigeria there hasn’t been any Minister of Transportation that has been able to achieve the landmark Amaechi has achieved in very difficult circumstances.
“I am very proud of you, am very proud to be associated with you, I am a beneficiary of your friendship, your love, and your generosity.
“You have helped me a lot in my campaign, you have raised money for me, you have given me ideas on how to be a better politician and I have learned a lot from you.
“I am confident that if and when Nigeria is looking for a leader that will take us to a higher level, you will be up there on the frontline among those that will be counted,” El-Rufai said.