President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated one of Nigeria’s foremost entrepreneurs, political leaders and elder statesmen, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur on his 80th birthday tomorrow, Tuesday.
A statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, said Buhari joined family, friends, associates and well-wishers of the former national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in rejoicing with him as he marked another notable milestone in a very worthy and fulfilled life.
Adesina said the president used 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.
The president particularly commended Tukur’s diligent and patriotic service to his community, state and country as a public servant, political leader and accomplished businessman of international repute.
According to the statement, Buhari “also extols the exemplary political maturity and commitment to national peace and development displayed by the former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in being one of the first to congratulate him after his victory in the March 28th presidential elections”.
He, therefore, prayed that Almighty Allah bless Tukur with many more years of good health and the company of his loving family and numerous friends within and outside Nigeria.