President Muhammadu Buhari(PMB) has congratulated former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, as he clocks 79.
President Buhari’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement on Sunday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu.
TheFact Nigeria Reports that the retired Nigerian Army general served as the de facto President of Nigeria from 1998 to 1999. He transferred power to president-elect Olusegun Obasanjo on 29 May 1999.
PMB said Abubakar’s legacy of setting the country on the path of democracy and good governance, and passionate pursuit of peace has continued to yield results.
President Buhari congratulated Gen. Abubakar 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
He noted the goodwill that the former Head of State continues to attract to the country, both at national and international levels, particularly sacrificing his time and resources to reach out to individuals and institutions on the need to work for the growth of Nigeria.
President Buhari prayed that the Almighty God will increase his wisdom, strength and give him longer life to keep serving the country.