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  • Updated: March 27, 2023

Buhari Celebrates Budget Minister Of State Agba At 59

President Muhammadu Buhari has celebrated the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, on the occasion of his 59th birthday.

The president described the Minister as a brilliant and innovative public officer .

This was contained in a statement on Monday by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity.

"President Buhari felicitates with Prince Agba for dedicating his life to 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 State, where he made an indelible mark including setting up the Edo Geographic Information Services (EGIS). 

"As the minister turns 59, President Buhari affirms the loyal and noble roles of Prince Agba as a member of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) since August, 2019, where he has supervised national planning, early budget submission to the National Assembly and strengthening the Department of Monitoring and Evaluation in order to effectively drive the National Monitoring and Evaluation process," Adesina stated. 

Adesina added that the president extolled the good virtues of the Minister including being kindhearted to setup 'The Clem Agba Foundation (TCAF)' to support vulnerable persons in the society.

He noted that the foundation had impacted positively in funding education and health for many people.

"The President prays that the Almighty God will uphold Prince Agba and his family," he added. 

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