The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has celebrated evangelist and music veteran, Ebenezer Obey, on the occassion of his 80th birthday.
Buhari urged the younger generation to borrow a leaf from Ebenezer Obey, whose music has garnered recognition both nationally and internationally.
A statement titled ‘President Buhari greets Evangelist Ebenezer Obey at 80,’ and released by Buhari’s aide, Femi Adesina, stated that Obey’s music has been a blessing.
It read in part, “He has used his music to champion government’s programmes such as: #Change of Lane in 1972 (Keep Right), Change to the Naira (Naira/Kobo), and Operation Feed the Nation, among others.”
The president added that the musician and preacher had sang on virtually every area of human endeavour, with countless gold discs and platinum discs to his credit, leading to him being honoured with the prestigious award of Member of the Federal Republic in 2001.
Buhari noted that on July 7, 2014, the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, conferred on Obey the status of Professor of Music, as a visiting lecturer in the University's Department of English and Performing Arts.
Buhari wished Ebenezer Obey longer life, good health, and further service to God and humanity.