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Buhari greets Abdulsalami Abubakar at 79

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, on his 79th birthday, joining family members and friends to celebrate with the iconic leader.

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The president’s congratulatory message is contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Sunday.

Mr Buhari noted that Mr Abubakar’s legacy of setting the country on the path of democracy and good governance, and passionate pursuit of peace had continued to yield results.

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

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The president noted the goodwill that the former Head of State had continued to attract to the country, both at national and international levels.

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

Mr. Buhari prayed for increase in wisdom, strength and long life for the former military leader that midwifed the return of democracy to the country in 1999.


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