President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida on his 78th birthday.
Gen. babangida, was Nigeria’s military president from 27 August 1985 to 26 August 1993.
In a message which is signed by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity), President Muhammadu Buhari thanked him for playing the duty of a statesman in the nation, while stating the nation will continue to appreciate the ex leader for his advice and also look up to him for more guidance and wisdom.
The message of President Buhari to Former Head of State, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida reads:
“On behalf of the Federal Executive Council, my family and all Nigerians, please accept my warm felicitations on your 78th birthday.
“On this special day of your life, the reminiscences of your courage and invaluable service to the army in protecting the sovereignty of the country come to the fore. Thank you for the role of statesman you are playing in the affairs the nation.
“As you age gracefully, the country will continue to look up to you for guidance and wisdom. May Allah continue to increase your health and grant you the strength to give your best to your family and the nation.”