The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has joined a host of others to felicitate President Muhammad Buhari as he turns 80 today.
Naija News reports that the governor in a goodwill message to President Buhari congratulated him on the milestone of his 80th birthday.
Ortom in the message lauded the president for for his steadfastness and indomitable spirit in upholding the ideals of nationhood.
The governor wished the president good health, peace and wisdom in the years ahead while noting that he should continue to promote those attributes of transparency, honesty, fairness, equity and justice as a panacea for peace and unity of the country.
Ortom also urged the president to ensure that he continues the transparent lifestyle that has been his hallmark and signature tune over the years.
He however appealed to him to stay to his words of delivering Nigeria to his successor in one piece devoid of the insecurity ravaging the country.
Ortom advanced that “We are not there yet. But the President has assured us that he will hand over a country that will be free from insecurity and the current polarisation that has enveloped us. We need to be united again, not along ethnic or religious lines but along nationalistic ideals that bind us together.”
The governor explained that it was what the country needed to direct the younger generation to live an upright life and have hope for a better Nigeria.