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President Buhari Congratulates Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar On 80th Birthday

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sent congratulatory to Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, former Head of State and Chairman of the National Peace Committee, on his 80th birthday, June 13, 2022, and applauded him on his roles in peace building and democratic governance.

Buhari joined family members, friends and associates of the former Head of State in celebrating the milestone, taking into full cognisance the historic roles he has played in the  unity and peace of Nigeria, and in laying the building blocks of democracy.

The President noted 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 expressed believes that 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.

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

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