President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar as he clocks 77.
In a statement sent to Naija News and signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the president on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari congratulated Abubakar on a life of purpose, driven by a passion to serve his country and humanity.
Buhari hailed the former Head of State’s commitment to peace, stability and development in Nigeria, and the African continent.
According to the president, Abdulsalami Abubakar continually and relentlessly follows and counsels leaders and communities on values of togetherness and collective vision.
Buhari believes Gen. Abubakar’s visionary and selfless leadership style, and willingness for inclusive growth and development sets him apart for commendation, while the handing over to a civilian government in 1999 secured an enduring place for him in history.
He joins family members, professional colleagues and friends in celebrating the African elder statesman and global voice.