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Tinubu celebrates ex-President Muhammadu Buhari, describes him as Nigeria’s icon of integrity, patriotism

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR (l) and Former President Muhammadu Buhari

*President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, describes former President Buhari Muhammadu, at 81, as the finest paradigm of sacrifice, devotion, patriotism, and fidelity to the national cause

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu celebrates former President Muhammadu Buhari, his friend, ally, and icon of truth, justice and patriotism on his 81st Birthday.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, in a statement issued Saturday, December 16, 2023, said President Tinubu extolled the peerless leadership credentials and feats of the former President.

The Nigerian leader recalled Buhari’s meritorious service to the country at various times as Head of State and as  President.

He equally hinted at 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, among several other feats.

Tinubu also fondly recalled 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 further described former President Buhari as the finest paradigm of sacrifice, devotion, patriotism, and fidelity to the national cause.

Tinubu stated: “President Buhari is from the rarest phylum of virtuous servant-leaders.

“He has devoted his life to the service of the nation, even earning himself detention for his patriotism and service to our Fatherland.”

The President also stated: “The emergence of leaders like my good friend, Buhari, happens only by divine orchestration.

“He is a man of absolute and undiluted integrity.

His yea is yea, and his nay is nay.”

Tinubu as well appreciated former President Buhari for his friendship and vote of confidence shown through his stalwart support for the administration.

While wishing the elder statesman longevity and strength, the Presidential media aide stated President Tinubu assured  Buhari that the hope of a prosperous, peaceful, and progressive Nigeria, which he has always worked for, would not be dashed.

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