President Muhammadu Buhari has sent warm felicitations to former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar on his 77th birthday.
He congratulated him on a life of purpose, driven by a passion to serve his country and humanity.
The President, in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, extolled the former Head of State’s commitment to peace, stability and development in Nigeria, and the African continent.
He described Mr Abdulsalam as a leader who “continually and relentlessly follows and counsels leaders and communities on values of togetherness and collective vision.”
“President Buhari believed Gen. Abubakar’s visionary and selfless leadership style, and willingness for inclusive growth and development sets him apart for commendation, while the handing over to a civilian government in 1999 secured an enduring place for him in history.
“The President joined family members, professional colleagues and friends in celebrating the African elder statesman and global voice.
“He prayed that the almighty God will grant Gen. Abubakar longer life and good health as he continues to serve humanity.” The statement said.