President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Pope Francis as he turns 80 tomorrow.
The president joins the Roman Catholic Church and Christendom in celebrating the milestone in the life of the pontiff, saying he “has shown uncommon humility, generosity and love for humanity”.
President Buhari said he believes Pope Francis has lived, preached and demonstrated the tenets of the Christian faith like Saint Francis of Assisi, who influenced the world around him by caring for the weak, the poor and the helpless.
The president assures that the teachings of the pope on peace, love and tolerance in a world embroiled in conflicts will not be lost on leaders, and will continue to resonate through many generations.
Buhari then prays that the almighty God will grant Pope Francis longer life and good health as he serves God and humanity.