President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with a veteran Nollywood actor, Olu Jacobs, as he celebrates his 80 birthday tomorrow, July 11.
The President said that the birthday of Olu Jacobs calls for thanksgiving for God’s care, guidance and protection.
Buhari acknowledged the influence of the veteran actor on the film industry, who he said, set a standard of professionalism that has attracted global recognition and awards, like the Lifetime Achievement Awards conferred on him in 2016 by African Movie Academy Awards.
He said that Olu Jacobs is endowed with ingenious ability to interpret roles, simplify complex issues and bring messages to the understanding of both young and old.
He added that the actor broke through cultural, ethnic and religious barriers to become a household name all over the country and beyond.
President Buhari said that Olu Jacobs’ natural tendency to counsel, inspire and instruct easily earned him the roles, while appreciating his foresight in winning many into the profession and guiding them to stardom.
The President, who congratulated Olu Jacobs family, including the wife, who is also a renowned thespian, Joke Silva, and their friends on the auspicious occasion, prayed that God will grant him better health, longer life and steadfastness in service to the Arts, God and humanity.