Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday congratulated former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd), on his 75th birthday.
Osinbajo, in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, joined the family and friends of Gen. Abubakar in celebrating the significant milestone.
He noted that Abubakar’s life has been marked by a distinguished career in the military and a remarkable role in the political history of Nigeria.
Osinbajo recalled how the ex- Head of State supervised the transition from military to democratic rule in Nigeria and commended his determination and forthright resolve that ended 16 years of military dictatorship.
More recently, Gen. Abubakar’s contributions and intervention in midwifing a peaceful hand over of power by a ruling party to an opposition party after the 2015 elections, reflected his deep sense of patriotism, service to nation and commitment to Nigeria’s progress and development,” the acting President said.
Osinbajo 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.