President Muhammadu Buhari, who marked his 76th birthday today, jokingly `protested’ when a reporter tried to reduce his age to 75.
“Why would you reduce my age by one?,’’ the President Buhari `queried’ the reporter when he fielded questions in both English and Hausa languages from State House correspondents after a brief ceremony at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, today
Buhari admonished Nigerians to keep praying for himself and the country and also pleaded that more understanding should be shown to his admninstration.
He said that Nigerians should always remember the government’s administration in the last three and half years.
“We will keep reminding Nigerians about what we have done, how we met the country, what we have been able to do from the time we came in till now with the resources available to us,’’ he said
The ceremony began with a special rendition that ushered the president into the forecourt where Special Parade was mounted by the Guards Brigade.
This was then followed by a special performance by the silent drill squad of the Guards Brigade, which included the formation of words like PMB @ 76
The event also witnessed special display by the Guards Brigade Band, wishing the president “Happy Birthday’’ with their musical gadgets.
Highlight of the event was the presentation of Birthday Cards to the celebrator.