Tinubu Cancels Birthday Colloquium, Seeks Prayers

The president-elect, Bola Tinubu has decided to cancel his annual colloquium to mark his 71st birthday, opting instead for a special thanksgiving service and prayer sessions.

Tinubu Cancels Birthday Colloquium, Seeks Prayers
Bola Tinubu

Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos, usually celebrates his birthday with a colloquium, but this year, he has chosen to focus on prayer and seeking divine guidance for himself and the country as he prepares to assume leadership.

The decision was announced in a statement by Tunde Rahman, Tinubu’s media aide on Monday.

Rahman explained that the special prayers would take place in Lagos and other parts of the country, including the central mosque 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,” he said.

“This year, the president-elect said the date, which falls within the holy month of Ramadan, should be dedicated to prayers and seeking God’s guidance for him and the country as he prepares to take the reins of leadership.”

It is not the first time Tinubu has canceled his colloquium; he did so in 2022 following an attack on a Kaduna-bound train from Abuja.

At the time, he emphasized the importance of prioritizing prayer and reflection during difficult times, stating that celebrating and enjoying oneself did not align with his responsibilities as a senior citizen of the country.

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