President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, as a patriot and a statesman.
Saraki, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, stated that as a two-time Senate President, a retired Brigadier General from the army; former Minister of Communication; and a one-time military Governor of Niger State, Senator David Mark, has distinguished himself as a Nigerian with vast leadership experience.
â€œToday, I join all Nigerians in celebrating Senator Mark at 70.Â
â€œUndoubtedly, as our nationâ€™s longest serving senator and Senate President, Senator Mark has contributed significantly to the growth of the legislature in Nigeria and distinguished himself overtime in the service of our nation â€” in various capacities and at various levels as a patriot and a statesman.
â€œAs you celebrate this milestone of a birthday today, we too, celebrate you and pray that the Almighty in his infinite wisdom, grace and protection, continues to guide you in all that you do,â€ he said.Â