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President Tinubu Felicitates IBB At 82

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Tinubu Felicitates IBB At 82

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has felicitated former military leader, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), on his 82nd birthday.

Naija News reports that IBB would turn 82 on Thursday, August 17, 2023.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu said he shares in the joy of celebration with family, friends, and associates of the retired Army General.

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He said the celebrant has left indelible legacies for his gallant defense of nationhood during the Nigerian Civil War.

Tinubu congratulated Babangida, saying he had served in many capacities in the Nigerian army with distinction and reached the peak of his career as Chief of Army Staff.

The Nigerian leader commended Babangida’s immense contributions to national development which he said include the creation of many states to strengthen the Federal structure, physical infrastructure, the liberalisation of the media industry, and other initiatives across the health and defence sectors.

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Tinubu noted the influential position of the former Nigerian leader, who had, after 30 years outside of power, consistently remained a voice of wisdom and counsel for many political leaders, both within and outside of Nigeria.

The President prayed for the continuous well-being of the celebrant and his family.

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