By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has lauded the Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara who clocked 50 on Monday.
In a statement issued by his media office on Monday, the former Vice President stated that Dogara deserves to be celebrated for what he calls “his superb and remarkable leadership qualities and democratic passion.”
According to the former Vice President, he has watched the Speaker’s leadership style with keen interest and discovered that he is one of Nigeria’s most skilful politicians who has demonstrated amazing leadership qualities at such vibrant young age.
Atiku recalls that Dogara impressed him greatly by the way he handled the leadership crisis in the House when it was inaugurated by dousing tension and restoring sanity.
The Turakin Adamawa also notes that the Speaker demonstrated what he called “maturity, calmness, patience and finesse” to rebuild confidence and sustain unity in the House.
According to Atiku, Speaker Dogara “has proved his weight in gold and wowed even the most stubborn sceptics about his capability for the exalted responsibility.”