In a statement released on Sunday via the X platform, President Bola Tinubu extended warm wishes to his friend and predecessor, former Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari, on the occasion of Buhari’s 81st birthday.
Acknowledging Buhari’s contributions to Nigeria, particularly in the realm of infrastructure development, Tinubu expressed appreciation for the former President’s friendship and support during his own administration.
Describing Buhari as an exemplary figure of truth, justice, and patriotism, President Tinubu highlighted Buhari’s distinguished service to the nation as both Head of State and President. He lauded Buhari’s leadership and meritorious contributions, which significantly shaped the nation.
Tinubu specifically praised Buhari’s achievements in infrastructure, citing the construction of new airports, railway lines, seaports, dams, power stations, expressways, mega-bridges, and Nigeria’s inaugural national social investment program. He commended Buhari’s dedication to modernizing defense and bolstering food security, noting the transformative impact of these efforts.
On the occasion of Buhari’s 81st birthday, Tinubu expressed gratitude for the former President’s friendship and support during his own administration. He wished Buhari strength and longevity, asserting his confidence that the shared vision for a prosperous, peaceful, and progressive Nigeria would ultimately be realized.