President Buhari hails Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar at 80

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent warm felicitations to Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, a former Head of State and Chairman of the National Peace Committee, on his 80th birthday, June 13, 2022.

The message was contained in a statement signed and released in Abuja on 13th June 2022 by Mr Femi Adesina, a Special Adviser to the President.

The President joined family members, friends and associates of the former Head of State in celebrating the milestone.

He noted that Gen. Abdulsalami has played contributed immensely to the unity and peace of Nigeria, and in laying the building blocks of democracy.

President Buhari also acknowledged the meritorious service of the former Chief of Defence Staff, sacrificing for the country and African continent by participating in peace missions and negotiating for the upholding of democracy across the continent.

He extolled the humility and humanity of the Army General, who chose the noble path by ensuring transition to democratic government in 1999, and midwifed a peaceful handover process in 2015.

On his 80th birthday, the President believes the nation owes Gen. Abubakar debt of gratitude for always putting the interest of the country and its citizens first, and working for the greater good of Nigeria and a better Africa.

The President prayed that the Almighty God will continually bless the former Head of State with good health, strength and wisdom.

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