Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former People’s Democratic Party (PDP Chairman, Bamanga Tukur, as the elder statesman turns 80 on Tuesday.
According to Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, President Buhari joins Bamanga's family, friends, associates and well-wishers in rejoicing with him as he marks another notable milestone in what has been said to be a worthy and fulfilled life.
“The President seizes the opportunity of the Tafidan Adamawa's 80th birthday to reaffirm the nation's enduring gratitude for his significant contributions to Nigeria's political and socio-economic development over many years," said Adesina.
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"President Buhari particularly commends Alhaji Tukur's diligent and patriotic service to his community, state and country as a public servant, political leader and accomplished businessman of international repute.”
He added that the President also extolled the exemplary political maturity and commitment to national peace and development displayed by the former PDP leader in being one of the first to congratulate him after his victory in the March Presidential elections.
The Adamawa-born Tukur is also one of Nigeria's foremost entrepreneurs.
- CAJ News