Eminent Nigerians, including former President Goodluck Jonathan, President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila and the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, amongst others, yesterday, paid glowing tributes to President Muhammadu Buhari, on his 79th birthday today, Friday, December 17.
Leading the pack, Jonathan, while praying God to grant the president good health, peace and long life, noted Buhari’s contributions to the development of Nigeria and commended him for his support and commitment to the peace mediation of the Economic community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Mali.
The former president, who stated this in a goodwill message personally signed, wrote: “I am delighted to join your family, friends, well-wishers and fellow compatriots to celebrate you on the occasion of your 79th birthday.
“Your Excellency, as a statesman and patriot, you have made significant contributions to the development of our country, occupying different leadership positions at different political eras.
“As we celebrate you on this special day, please accept my appreciation for your sustained co-operation and commitment towards the success of ECOWAS Peace Mission in Mali, where I serve as the Mediator. On behalf of my family, I wish you good health, peace, joy and long life.”