Family members, friends and associates in business and politicians will gather in Abuja on Friday to celebrate former Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim as he joins the league of sexagenarian statesmen in Nigeria.
Anyim was Senate President from 2000 to 2003 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The lawyer became a senator at 37, Senate President at 39, and voluntarily did not seek re-election to the Senate at 41, as he returned to his law practice.
In May 2011, he was appointed the Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF) under former President Goodluck Jonathan, where he discharged the responsibilities of his office with uncommon patriotism and diligence before his departure in 2015.
Though Senator Anyim has focused more on his law practice and talked less about political issues since 2015, a decision best known to him, the reason for this hiatus, and many other things Nigerians would like to know about him, are contained in his soon-to-be-unveiled biography.