Buhari greets Shonekan at 80

News Desk


President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with elder statesman and former Head of the Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan on his 80th birthday.

A statement by the president’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, said  President Buhari commended the octogenarian’s immense contribution to national peace and development which he had exemplified as an accomplished administrator, astute businessman and patriot. 

“The President believes that the historic role played by the octogenarian in forging and maintaining the unity of Nigeria will continue to endear him to many,” said the statement.

He assured that his administration would continue look forward to his fatherly counsel and advice on how to move the nation forward.

President Buhari prays that God Almighty will grant Chief Shonekan more years of good health and happiness “to see the Nigeria of our dreams.”