Gov. Sani Bello felicitates with IBB at 80, describes him as a patriot, nationalist

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The Niger State Governor and Chairman North Central states Governors’ Forum, Abubakar Sani Bello, has described ex-Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) as a true patriot and nationalist who gave his all to ensure the unity and survival of Nigeria.

This is as the elder statesman marks his 80th birthday anniversary on Tuesday, 17 August 2021.

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This was disclosed on Monday in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the state Governor, Mary Noel-Berje.

Governor Sani Bello, in a congratulatory message, said IBB’s doggedness and resolve in nation-building were crucial to the stability, national and international unity as well as development of the country.

He said the ex-military president has remained an invaluable guardian, indispensable, and relevant in the country’s match towards nationhood.

“I congratulate you on this special day commemorating your birth. On a day like this, memories of your courage, invaluable service to the Nigerian Army in protecting the sovereignty of the country and your exemplary leadership qualities, which have indeed been helping and stimulating the younger generations for better service to the County.

“My fervent prayer for you is to continue to enjoy good health and may Almighty Allah also strengthen you as well as grant you many more years accompanied by the boundless blessings of Allah to continue to reap the reward of your hard work”, the Governor said.

According to him, the elder statesman’s policies and programmes during his regime as the Military President of the country between 1985 and 1993 still stand the test of time, explaining that the celebrant has continued to symbolise statesmanship, patriotism, professionalism, vision and courage even after active service to the nation.

Governor Sani Bello said even as the former Military President is advancing in age, he remains an asset to the country, where his wise counsel and advice are needed for the growth and development of the state in particular and the nation at large.


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