Buhari congratulates ex-millitary President, Ibrahim Babangida at 80

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the former military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), as he marks his 80th birthday.

President Buhari wished the former head of state a “long and healthy life”.

The president’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity , Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Monday.

According to the statement, President Buhari noted that as former military commanders during the war, both retiring as Generals, they had mutual interests, great hopes and expectations in a strong and united Nigeria.

He expressed hope that privileged Nigerians like Babangida and others like himself would recommit to ongoing efforts to help the nation to reach more glory, progress, and prosperity.