17 August 2016
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the former military President Ibrahim Babangida on his 75th year birthday.
In a congratulatory message, personally signed and addressed to Babangida, the president also saluted Babangida for his “commitment to oneness and indivisibility of the Federal Republic of Nigeria’’.
The message was made available to newsmen by Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity.
He prayed to Almighty God to grant Babangida many more fruitful years.
The message read: “On behalf of myself, my family, the government and people of Nigeria, I wish to heartily congratulate you on the milestone of attaining 75 years.
“I equally wish to congratulate you on your service to the country, and your commitment to oneness and indivisibility of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“There is hardly any major episode in Nigeria’s short history where your name and contribution does not feature.
“On this special occasion, I pray that Almighty Allah grants you many more years to see Nigeria grow and develop beyond all of our wildest dreams.”