Nigeria’s President-elect, Bola Tinubu, has cancelled the annual colloquium to mark his birthday this year.

Instead, Tinubu who turns 71 years on Wednesday, opted for special prayers and a thanksgiving service.

The former Lagos Governor usually marks his birthday celebrations with a colloquium.

In a statement on Monday, a media aide to Tinubu, Tunde Rahman, noted that prayers would be held in Lagos and other parts of the country.

The special prayers will be held at the central mosques in each of the five divisions in the state.

“Also to receive prayers among others are President Muhammadu Buhari and First Lady Aisha Buhari, President-elect Tinubu, and his wife, senator Oluremi Tinubu, Vice-President-elect, senator Kashim Shettima, and Hajia Nana Shettima, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, other state governors as well as members of national and state houses of assembly,” the statement read in part.


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