Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has described Rufus Ada-George, a former Governor of old Rivers State, comprising Bayelsa and Rivers states, as an exemplary leader and a father to all.
Amaechi, the immediate past governor of the state, said this in a statement, on Friday, in Abuja, to commemorate the 80th birthday anniversary of Ada-George, the Peripelebo 1 of Okrika.
According to NAN, Amaechi said: “As governor of Rivers State, you raised leaders; you created opportunities for growth in politics for many of us.
“You are a father figure to many of us who served in the government of Rivers State. You left indelible footprints in the state and opened up a path for us to follow.
“On this occasion of your 80th birthday, I pray God to grant you more life, good health, grace, peace, and joy.
“I wish you a very happy birthday.”