Buhari salutes ex-DG of NOA Idi Farouk at 70

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with former Director General of National Orientation Agency, NOA, Idi Farouk, on his 70thbirthday.

According to a statement issued by the President’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Thursday, President Buhari joined all members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to celebrate the party stalwart.

The president acknowledged Farouk’s many achievements in both public and private sector which he said, had brought him into the limelight, particularly his contributions to human and community development over the years.

President Buhari also commended Farouk’s “steadfastness, loyalty, and sacrifices in bringing the governing party to where it is today’’.

He noted that the former NOA Director-General had assisted the party in “winning the Presidential Elections for the second time, and recording outstanding success in the National Assembly and states election, by consistently placing Nigerians first in its manifesto and implementation.’’

According to him, Farouk’s wealth of experience remains an asset to the APC and the nation and commended him for always making himself available for national assignments.

The President prayed that the Almighty God would grant Farouk “longer life, good health and more wisdom to keep serving the nation he loves so much.’’