President Muhammadu Buhari has extoled the virtues of former Minister of Police Affairs, Maj.-Gen David Jemibewon (retd.), who turns 80 years old on Monday, July 20, 2020.
The Presidency said on Sunday that Buhari joined family members and associates to celebrate with the former military officer, “who played many pivotal roles in shaping the nation’s history, both in the private and public sectors.”
Recalling some of Jemibewon’s achievements, the Presidency said Buhari remembered his services as a “former Governor of the defunct Western State, and later Oyo State, and taking up strategic positions in the Nigerian Army as General Officer Commanding First Infantry Division and as Adjutant General.”
Buhari’s greetings to Jemibewon were contained in a statement released in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.
He wrote further, “As a former Minister of Police Affairs, the President affirms that the reforms instituted by the former governor strengthened the Nigeria Police Force for better service, especially the setting up of the Police Service Commission, and initiating a process for the expansion of the security agency with more officers, and modelling of some global best practices in operations.
“President believes Maj.-Gen Jemibewon’s interest in the country continued to soar after retirement as he contributed to the process of returning the country to democratic governance, and has consistently played an active role in advocating good governance and development that directly impact on the people.
“The President prays that the Almighty God will continue to bless the former governor with good health and strength to keep serving the nation.”