President Muhammadu Buhari has joined family, friends and associates of the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, in celebrating his 59th birthday, coming up on March 28, 2023.
In a congratulatory message by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Monday in Abuja, the President recognised the brilliance and innovativeness of Agba, who had served the nation in many capacities.
Buhari saluted Agba for dedicating his life to the service of God, country and humanity, leaving his well paid job at the private sector, to take up responsibilities as a Commissioner of Environment and Public Utilities and Ministry of Lands, Survey and Housing in Edo.
According to him, Agba made an indelible mark at the ministry, including setting up the Edo Geographic Information Services (EGIS).
The president affirmed the loyal and noble roles of Agba as a member of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) since Aug. 2019, where he had supervised national planning and early budget submission to the National Assembly.
He also lauded the minister for strengthening the Department of Monitoring and Evaluation in order to effectively drive the National Monitoring and Evaluation process.
President Buhari noted the kindheartedness of the minister, who set up the The Clem Agba Foundation (TCAF) to cater for the needs of vulnerable members of society, with great impact on funding of education and health for many.
The president prayed that the almighty God would uphold Agba and his family.