Encomiums as President Mohammed Buhari turns 74
By Sewe Ishola
President of Nigeria, Mohammed Buhari, who was the father of the bride yesterday turned 74 years old today and encomiums have started to pour in for Mr. President.
One of the persons, that have wished him a happy birthday include the former president, Goodluck Jonathan, who sent his greetings via a statement signed by his Media Adviser, Ikechukwu Eze. Part of the statement read;
“On the occasion of your 74th birthday, I write to congratulate and felicitate with you. I pray that this day meets you well and that there shall be many happy returns.
I also use this opportunity to congratulate you once more as your daughter, Zahra, is given away in marriage to Ahmed Indimi.
May God bless this union and may it bring joy to the couple and their families. Always wishing you the best.
Former vice president Atiku Abubakar, in a tweet, said: “Happy birthday, President Buhari. I wish you more wisdom and strength as you continue running the affairs of our dear nation.”
Meanwhile, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, also felicitated with the president.
He called the leadership of Buhari “divine,” adding that Nigerians have confidence in him to lead the country to prosperity.
President Buhari was born in Daura, Katsina state, on December 17, 1942 to Adamu and Zulaihat Buhari.