President Bola Tinubu extended heartfelt wishes to his predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari, on his 81st birthday. In a statement released by Ajuri Ngelale, the presidential spokesperson, Tinubu lauded Buhari as a close friend and a stalwart embodiment of truth, justice, and patriotism.
Expressing gratitude for Buhari’s dedicated service to the nation both as head of state and president, Tinubu commended the exemplary leadership demonstrated throughout. He specifically acknowledged Buhari’s role in spearheading remarkable infrastructure achievements and pioneering Nigeria’s inaugural national social investment and protection program.
Tinubu’s statement highlighted Buhari’s rare commitment to virtuous servant-leadership, emphasizing the president’s unwavering dedication to the country, even enduring detention for his patriotism. Describing Buhari as a man of unblemished integrity, Tinubu emphasized the divine orchestration behind the emergence of leaders like his “good friend” Buhari.
Furthermore, Tinubu conveyed appreciation for Buhari’s friendship and steadfast support for the current administration. In assuring the former president, Tinubu pledged that the collective vision for a prosperous, peaceful, and progressive Nigeria, championed by both leaders, remains steadfast and unwavering.