President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former Governor of Anambra State, Dame Virgy Etiaba. She turned 77 on Nov. 11, 2019.
In a congratulatory message by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Monday; Buhari described Etiaba in glowing terms. Specifically as “the good teacher who completely altered the history of Nigeria as first female governor between November 2006 and February 2007’’.
The President joined family members, friends, professionals; as well as political associates in celebrating the quintessential leader.
Buhari noted with delight that Etiaba had worked for 35 years as teacher in various schools. In addition, she worked in different parts of the country before retiring. This is in addition to setting up her private school to further impart knowledge and skills to younger generations.
The President commended her disciplined and focused life. Further, he urged her to proudly reflect on her legacy of building the nation; by imbuing the younger generation with sound moral and education values.
Also, the President congratulated her on becoming former Deputy Governor and former Governor of Anambra.
According to Buhari, her historical elevation and position in Nigeria’s history has continued to “resonate on the possibilities before women who can venture out to break age-long glass ceilings”.
President Buhari prayed that the almighty God would continue to strengthen Dame Etiaba and grant her longer life and good health.