Buhari Felicitate With Obasanjo At 82, Commends His Commitment To Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday felicitated with Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo as he clocked 82 years old. Buhari also commended Obasanjo for his commitment to the development of Nigeria.

In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu, he said that President Muhammadu Buhari described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as “a passionate and great patriot who deserves accolades for his immeasurable contributions to our democracy and national unity.”

In a statement to mark Obasanjo’s 82nd birthday anniversary, President Buhari acknowledged that “regardless of our political differences with Obasanjo, I still hold him in the highest esteem because his contributions to the development of the country overshadow those differences.”

He said, “Chief Obasanjo gave a good account of himself and inspired his juniors with his wit and other leadership skills.”

According to Buhari, “Nigeria’s successful transition to democratic rule in October 1979 was one of Obasanjo’s remarkable contributions to national development.”

“As he celebrates his 82nd Birthday Anniversary, I wish Chief Obasanjo more good health, knowledge and wisdom in the service of Nigeria and humanity”, President Buhari said.



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