President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has extended warm wishes to his predecessor, General Muhammadu Buhari, on the occasion of his 81st birthday, hailing him as an exemplar of sacrifice, devotion, patriotism, and commitment to the nation.
In a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu praised Buhari’s service as Head of State and President, commending his contribution to the nation’s infrastructure, social investment programs, and defense modernization.
The statement partly read, “Reeling out former President Buhari’s unparalleled record of infrastructural provision, comprising several new international airports, multiple standard-gauge railway lines, new seaport development, dozens of new dams, power stations, oil and gas infrastructure, expressways and mega-bridges, in addition to establishing Nigeria’s first ever national social investment and protection programme, amongst many other feats, President Tinubu fondly recalls the former President’s aggressive push to modernise Nigeria’s defence architecture while working towards import substitution with the empowerment of millions of Nigerian farmers in his progressive initiative to enhance food security in the country.”
The President’s message also emphasized Buhari’s noteworthy achievements, including the establishment of international airports, railway lines, seaport development, and a national social investment and protection program, lauding his efforts in enhancing food security by empowering Nigerian farmers and working toward import substitution.
Describing Buhari as a paragon of virtuous servant-leadership, President Tinubu acknowledged his unwavering dedication to the country, before expressing gratitude for his support and friendship, affirming the continued pursuit of a prosperous, peaceful, and progressive Nigeria in line with their aspirations.