Tinubu Flying Nigeria To Enviable Heights - Buhari

A Former President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has led other leaders in extolling the virtues of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who clocks 72 today (Friday).

President Tinubu who had earlier disclosed that this year’s celebration will be low key, has thanked his admirers and other Nigerians, imploring them not to make it a fanfare.

Last week, the president explained his decision to forego an elaborate celebration in a message posted on his  X handle by his Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga.

According to him, the ceremony will not align with the current mood in the country.

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Buhari, who handed over to Tinubu last year, “wished him a long and healthy life to benefit the nation from his excellent leadership.”

In a statement by his spokesperson, Mallam Garba Shehu, the former President lauded President Tinubu for what he called the sustained efforts he has made to steer the nation away from its many problems.

Buhari added: “My family and I pray to God that you remain healthy and happy and continue to work for the betterment of the country. Happy birthday to you”.

Abbas hails ‘grand master of progressive politics’

House Speaker Abbas described Tinubu as the grand master of progressive politics, who has dedicated his life to the service of the country and humanity.

He said the president has refined and redefined politics and governance in Nigeria, adding that his name would occupy a vantage position in history.

Abbas predicted that Tinubu administration will be rated as one of the best in the country.

He said: “I wish His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a happy birthday. While it is his desire, as a passionate leader, that his birthday celebrations should be low-key, it is also an attestation to his selfless leadership style, which we are all emulating.

“Nevertheless, we can’t but express our admiration for a man who is willing and on the verge of transforming the socio-political and economic conditions of our country.

“It is our prayer that the Almighty Allah continues to strengthen him, grant him the grace and the wisdom to navigate our dear country out of the current turbulence,”  Abbas said.

The Speaker urged Nigerians to pray for the president and his administration, as well as give him that maximum support so that his “Renewed Hope Agenda” would achieve its objectives.

Africa Today News, New York

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