Tinubu Shocks Nation by Cancelling Highly-Anticipated 71st Birthday Colloquium Event: What’s Behind the Surprise Decision

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the President-elect of Nigeria, has announced the cancellation of his annual colloquium event that is usually held to mark his birthday. The colloquium is a gathering of eminent personalities from different sectors of the society who come together to discuss issues affecting the country and proffer solutions.

Tinubu, who will be turning 71 years old on March 29, 2023, has instead decided to opt for special prayers and a thanksgiving service. The President-elect said that he is seeking God’s guidance for him and the country as he prepares to take the reins of leadership. This decision is not only a reflection of his deep faith and spirituality but also a testament to his commitment to serving the people of Nigeria.

In a statement released by his media aide, Tunde Rahman, the President-elect revealed that prayers would be held in Lagos and other parts of the country. The special prayers would be offered at the central mosque in each of the five divisions in the state, including the central mosque at Alausa, Ikeja.

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The prayers will also be extended to include other eminent personalities, such as President Muhammadu Buhari, the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, Vice-President-elect, senator Kashim Shettima, and Hajia Nana Shettima, governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, other state governors, as well as members of the national and state houses of assembly.

Tinubu further stated that the decision to cancel the colloquium this year is due to the holy month of Ramadan, which falls on the same day as his birthday. The President-elect believes that dedicating the day to prayers and seeking God’s guidance will be more beneficial to him and the country.

It is worth noting that Tinubu’s decision to cancel the colloquium event is not the first of its kind, as he has done so in the past. This shows that he is a leader who is not only committed to serving the people but also recognizes the importance of spirituality and seeking divine guidance in leadership.

Tinubu’s decision to cancel his annual colloquium event and opt for special prayers and a thanksgiving service is a clear demonstration of his commitment to serving the people of Nigeria with integrity, transparency, and a deep sense of responsibility. It is a reflection of his faith and spirituality and a testament to his leadership qualities.