Delta leaders on Tuesday congratulated Senator David Dafinone on his attainment of 86, praising the renowned accountant and astute politician for making Nigeria, particularly Delta State proud by his achievements in the accounting profession and politics.
A statement by the Chairman of Delta Politicians, Businessmen and Professional Forum, Mr. Abel Minna described Senator Dafinone as the most distinguished Deltan alive today.
The statement said Dafinone’s personality changed the world perception of accountants and political actors in Nigeria.
Recalling the service of the elder statesman to Nigeria, particularly, Northern Nigeria, the Federal government, defunct Bendel State and the Urhobo nation, the leaders said Dafinone occupies a special place in the hearts of the people
“His contributions to the development of Northern Nigeria, defunct Bendel State and the Urhobo nation are impossible to estimate, to measure and to quantify” the statement said.
The leaders noted that the home of the renowned accountant and politician for years was a fountain of quality advice, inspiration, encouragement, hope and material support to community leaders, politicians, professionals and businessmen.
Regretting that the country is yet to fully tap his wealth of experience and knowledge, the group called on young leaders to emulate the virtues of Dafinone, by pursuing peace, progress and development.
Dafinone, one of few Nigerians that have left indelible footprints on the nation’s sand of time, chaired three committees in the Second Republic Senate namely; Commerce and Industries, National Planning and Steel Development. He also served as member of the committees of Finance and Appropriation and of Public Accounts, among others.