PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, on attaining the age of 75, noting that he had contributed to every major episode in the country.
The letter personally signed by the president and made available to the media in Abuja, on Tuesday, read: “On behalf of myself, my family, the government and people of Nigeria, I wish to heartily congratulate you on the milestone of attaining 75 years.
“I equally wish to congratulate you on your service to the country and your commitment to oneness and indivisibility of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“There is hardly any major episode in Nigeria’s short history where your name and contribution does not feature.
“On this special occasion, I pray that Almighty Allah grants you many more years to see Nigeria grow and develop beyond all of our wildest dreams.”
Also, a former vice-president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, congratulated the former president and wished him many more years in good health.
Also, the Niger State governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, on behalf of the state government, said IBB deserved celebration, describing him as “the most courageous, sensitive, compassionate and generous leader whose role in the consistent growth and development of the country in general and Niger State in particular cannot be underestimated.”