President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded former President Olusegun Obasanjo on his impressive contributions to nation building as he approaches his 83rd birthday.
The former military leader, Obasanjo will turn 83 on March 5, 2020, and President buhari sent a warmed congratulatory massage to him “for a life of courage, dedication, and service to Nigeria, Africa, and humanity in general.”
In a statement issued on Wednesday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, Buhari “joins family members, friends and associates of the former president in celebrating the milestone.
According to Buhari, “Chief Obasanjo’s commitment to Nigerian nationhood remains outstanding and commendable, while also underscoring his sacrifices for the continent, including standing up for democracy in many countries.”
Buhari said that as “the former president celebrates the auspicious occasion,” [he] “prays that the almighty God will grant him longer life, good health, and strength to keep serving the nation and the continent.”