Monday, December 18, 2017

Buhari At 75: Aisha, Osinbajo, Governors Others Celebrate With President Buhari

The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and some state governors on Sunday joined other aides to celebrate the President’s 75th birthday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The event took place inside Buhari’s official residence with five giant cakes as the President was celebrated by his wife, Osinbajo, the governors and other top government officials.

The governors included Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna); Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano); Yahaya Bello (Kogi); Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun); Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo); Rauf Aregbesola (Osun) and Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara) among others while the Secretary to the Government (SGF), Boss Mustapha, was also present.

The Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, also led some presidential aides to present a giant green-and-white birthday card to the President in his official residence at the Presidential Villa.

The card has Buhari’s photograph and the inscription “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” embossed on it.
Those who joined Kyari included the Permanent Secretary, State House, Jalal Arabi; Chief of Protocol, Abdullahi Kazaure; Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina; Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu; Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs, Abba Sarki; Personal Assistant to the President, Tunde Sabiu; President’s personal photographer, Bayo Omoboriowo; and the President’s security aides.

The nation’s service chiefs also joined in the celebration. They included the Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olonishakin; Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok Ibas, and the Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar.

Buhari’s grandchildren also joined to celebrate him as one of them presented him with a card with the inscription, “We love you granddad. Love from Baby See & Ayush.”

Osinbajo later on his Twitter handle, @ProfOsinbajo, on Sunday, described President Buhari as a dependable leader saying Buhari’s commitment continued to serve as an example to him.

“To a dependable leader, your commitment to Nigeria continues to serve as an example to me and our nation, Happy Birthday, Boss!

Happy Birthday President Muhammadu Buhari!” he wrote.

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, also dropped a message through his twitter handle @BukolaSaraki, using the hashtag #PMBAt75, prayed that God may grant President Buhari wisdom to continue to run the affairs of Nigeria.

“Happy Birthday Mr. President! I wish you the blessings of the Almighty, and continued wisdom and grace as you celebrate another year.”

In a related development, the Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Yakubu Dogara also wished Mr President a Happy Birthday using his twitter handle @YakubDogara.

“On behalf of the leadership & membership of @HouseNGR, I wish to join the good people of Nigeria and numerous well wishers across the globe in wishing H.E. President Muhammadu Buhari @MBuhari a happy birthday.

“Under his leadership, Nigeria is steadily regaining its past glory, winning investors’ confidence and earning global respect and recognition. He has remained consistent in dealing with corruption, insecurity and unemployment through various reforms and interventions. #PMBAt75
“We pray that God continues to keep President @MBuhari in good health and bless him with more fruitful and prosperous years of service to the people and the nation. #PMBAt75.

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Photo Credit- Instagram | #PMBAt75