Story from Ahmad SAKA, Bauchi
Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi state has joined millions of Nigerians in felicitating with the former Nigerian Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida Rtd. as he celebrates his 79th birthday anniversary.
In a statement signed by Muktar Gidado, Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Governor, and distributed to newsmen in Bauchi, Governor Bala Mohammed described General Ibrahim Babangida as a beacon of hope, strength and excellence, who contributed immensely to the growth and development of his country (Nigeria).
He said the life of the former Military President had given Nigeria hope at its trying moment, as his selfless service to the nation and humanity will forever be remembered.
The statement reads: “On behalf of my family, the government and good people of Bauchi State, I felicitate with our leader on his 79th birthday anniversary.”
“IBB is one of the remarkable leaders of our dear country because of his immense contributions to the development of our Nation. His life has truly been a lifetime of achievements and invaluable contributions.
He further said that the elder statesman remains a mentor, dedicated compatriot that truly loves Nigeria and what it stands for.
The Bauchi Governor prays that the Almighty Allah in his infinite mercy will continue to strengthen and guide him in good health and wisdom to provide leadership to the nation for the overall growth and advancement of its people.