By ANKELI EMMANUEL, Andew Essien and Adebiyi Adedapo, Abuja –
The All Progressives Congress (APC), the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, and Sokoto State governor Aminu Tambuwal have congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari as he clocks 75 years today.
They also praised him for his committed leadership of the country and prayed God to grant his more wisdom and good health to pilot the affairs of the country.
The APC said the president’s administration has helped in restoring the country to a deserved standing among the comity of progressive nations.
APC, in a statement signed by the party’s national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, said: “We attest that under his leadership, the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is building a new Nigeria for our progress, peace, unity and prosperity; restoring our country to its deserved standing among the comity of progressive nations; fighting corruption and repairing our value system; diversifying our economic revenue base, creating jobs and economic opportunities for Nigerians; bringing succour to the insurgency-ravaged North-East; reforming the oil, defence, pensions, and other critical sectors and creating a world-class transport system, among others.
“Our great party wishes the president many more happy, healthy and rewarding years of service to the nation and party.”
Speaker Dogara, in a congratulatory message he personally signed on the president’s birth anniversary, praised Buhari for his uncompromising stance and relentless commitment in introducing deft policies aimed at achieving full economic recovery and growth.
He described the president as a visionary and prudent leader who
carved a niche for himself as military head of state and has brought to bear his long standing pedigree as an incorruptible leader in the discharge of his duties as a civilian president.
Dogara said: “The numerous achievements of our APC-led government, which you pilot, and your revolutionary zeal, courage and dynamism in leadership have earned you and, indeed, Nigeria respect globally as well as inspired and rekindled the hope of Nigerians for better days ahead.
“You have consistently demonstrated exceptional humility, uncommon integrity and dogged patriotism while piloting the affairs of the nation.”
He praised the president for remaining consistent in dealing with the hydra-headed problems of corruption, insecurity and unemployment in line with his campaign promises.
“Under your leadership, Nigeria is steadily regaining its past glory and winning investors’ confidence and earning global respect and recognition,” the speaker stated.
Dogara, on behalf of the leadership and entire membership of the House of Representatives, prayed God to continue to grant him more wisdom and many more years of sound health as he presides over the affairs of the nation.
On his part, Governor Tambuwa, in a message issued by his spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, said Buhari had paid his dues in the Nigerian polity, and prayed God to continue to bless the life of the President.
“Attaining 75 years in life calls for thanksgiving and expression of gratitude to God. I am glad the Almighty Allah has blessed our president with long life and good health. No doubt, the president has proven himself to be a leader of high ethics and morality,” Tambuwal said.
The governor further prayed God to grant Buhari more productive years to see a more united, peaceful and prosperous Nigeria.