Osinbajo felicitates with General Abubakar at 75

Osinbajo felicitates with General Abubakar at 75
June 13 20:12 2017

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has felicitated with former Head of State and African elder statesman, retired Genera Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar on his 75th birthday.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Osinbajo said General Abubakar’s life has been marked by a distinguished career in the military and a remarkable role in the political history of the country.

He recalled how in 1999 General Abubakar successfully chaperoned the democratic transition from military rule in Nigeria, and commended his determination and forthright resolve that ended 16 years of military dictatorship.

According to him, General Abubakar’s contributions and intervention in midwifing a peaceful transition from a ruling party to an opposition party after the 2015 elections, reflects his deep sense of patriotism, service to nation and commitment to Nigeria’s progress and development.

The Acting President also extolled the readiness of the former Head of State in accepting to serve as United Nations and African Union’s envoy promoting peace and good governance in Africa.

Osinbajo said he believes that General Abubakar has etched his name in the annals of history of the country with his penchant for peace and the development of Nigeria and Africa.

He prayed that the almighty God would grant him longer life and good health.