Buhari congratulates Jibril Aminu at 80
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday joined the academia, statesmen and political leaders, in celebrating Prof. Jibril Aminu, who turns 80 on August 25th, 2019, “with a pedigree of excellence, stewardship and dedication to the growth of the nation and humanity.”
A statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) in Abuja said the President felicitated with the medical doctor, consultant and scholar for scoring many firsts in his chosen career, and promoting a culture of multi-disciplinary impact through commitment and focus, serving the nation variously as a minister, diplomat, administrator and senator.
President Buhari affirmed that Prof. Aminu’s exceptionality stems from his forthrightness, strong sense of fairness, love for learning and unwavering support for issues that affect the livelihood of the ordinary people, highlighting his many counsels to leaders and interventions as a lawmaker from 2003 to 2011.
The President applauded the former Vice Chancellor’s versatility and contributions to national development, serving the country as a Minister of Education and Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, believing that the scholar played a significant role in representing and projecting Nigeria at the global stage, which generations will remember.
President Buhari rejoiced with family members, friends, academic and political associates of the physician, praying that the almighty God will grant him longer life and good health.