Niger State government and the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party Friday joined many Nigerians to felicitate with former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, on his 77th birthday.
The state government and the PDP in Minna described the former Nigerian leader as “an enigma, political colossus, and a patriotic Nigerian”.
The state government’s statement was signed on behalf of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello by his chief Press Secretary, Jibrin Baba Ndace, while that of the PDP was signed by the state chairman of the party, Alhaji Tanko Beji.
Governor Bello in the statement said “General Babangida’s life has remained a testimony to the power of good leadership and purposeful living.
“The former military leader has continued to demonstrate great statesmanship and patriotism and has remained resolute on the path of promoting national unity, integration and development.”
“We salute your resilience and commitment to the service of the nation in particular and humanity in general. We will continue to tap from your wealth of experience”.
On his part, the state PDP chairman Beji, said General Babangida had remained the bridge linking all parts of the country, adding that his wisdom and experience which he shared with the younger generations of Nigeria has kept the nation together.
Beji while wishing Babangida more active years in the land of the living said the former military president should continue to sacrifice his time and offer suggestions to the political class so that the ship of state would not hit the rock.