Unrealised by his colleagues at the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) by close of work last, 13 October, the Bureau’s Director-General, Mamman Ahmadu, turned 64 on that day.

However, if the very humble man thought he had outsmarted them by withholding the information, someone did, even if belatedly, remember – and leaked it.

Early in the morning of Monday, 16 October, the regular management meeting was “disrupted’ by well-wishers with an endless chorus of birthday wishes and a toast. Babatunde Kuye, Director of the Department of Energy Infrastructure Department, presented him with a giant card. Then followed rounds of photographs and refreshments.

Mr. Ahmadu heartily thanked his colleagues for their felicitations.