President Muhammadu Buhari has sent warm greetings to All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart and member of the party’s Elders Committee in Kano State, Hon. Sidi Ali, as he celebrates his 81st birthday.

President Buhari in a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu joined family, friends and professional colleagues in celebrating the resourceful public servant, who spent most of his life serving the country as a Public Affairs Officer; most remarkably for ensuring accurate and balanced information on government activities during and after the Nigerian Civil War.

The President commended Ali’s deep sense of patriotism and nationalistic world view, which has always been evident in his promotion of the unity of the country and projection of values of harmonious and peaceful co-existence.

As the octogenarian marks his 81st birthday, President Buhari believes the years he served in the Nigerian International Press Centre, Ministry of Information and National Broadcasting Commission were historic, coupled with his membership of the board of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

The President prayed that the almighty God will grant Ali longer life, good health and strength to keep serving the nation and humanity.