Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has celebrated former Military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) as he marks his 78rh birthday.
In a special congratulatory birthday message made available to Naija News and signed by Atiku’s media aide, Paul Ibe, the former Vice President described IBB as a great patriot, statesman and iconic visionary leader.
Atiku said: “General Babangida as a young officer fought for the unity and indivisibility of our fatherland.
“And as head of state, he not only spearhead the physical relocation of the nation’s capital from Lagos to Abuja but politically too, championed and implemented the idea of a two-party system which enlisted the majority of Nigerians.
“In and out of office, General Babangida carries himself with immense grace, comportment and dignified charisma.”
The Waziri of Adamawa further prayed for good health and long life for Babangida in the continued service of Nigeria.