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Buhari greets Gen. Abubakar at 79

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Buhari greets Gen. Abubakar at 79

By Ismaila Chafe

President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated former head of state, retired General Abdulsalami Abubakar, on his 79th birthday, joining family and friends in celebrating with the iconic leader.

The president’s congratulatory message is contained in a statement by his senior special assistant for media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Sunday.

Buhari noted that Abubakar’s legacy of putting the country on the path of democracy and good governance, and the passionate pursuit of peace has continued to bear fruit.

He congratulated the general on another age, appreciating his patriotism and visionary leadership style of always advocating unity, projecting maturity and wisdom into national discourse and providing a rallying point for the future of the country.

The president noted the goodwill that the former head of state had continued to attract to the country, both nationally and internationally.

He especially commended him for sacrificing his time and resources to reach out to individuals and institutions on the need to work for the growth of Nigeria.

Buhari prayed for the increased wisdom, strength and long life of the former military leader who helped bring democracy back to the country in 1999. (NAN)

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