President Buhari extols Babangida for statesman role

Timothy Choji, Abuja

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President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked former leader, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida for his role as a statesman.

This was in a message to the former Head of State, on the occasion of Babangida’s on his 78th birthday.

“On behalf of the Federal Executive Council, my family and all Nigerians, please accept my warm felicitations on your 78th birthday.

“On this special day of your life, the reminiscences of your courage and invaluable service to the army in protecting the sovereignty of the country come to the fore. Thank you for the role of statesman you are playing in the affairs the nation.

“As you age gracefully, the country will continue to look up to you for guidance and wisdom. May Allah continue to increase your health and grant you the strength to give your best to your family and the nation, ” the President said.

 The President’s message was released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu,