As IBB clocks 79, Chairman North-Central Govs’ Forum describes him as true patriot, nationalist


    IBB:  “True patriot, nationalist.”

    Niger State Governor and Chairman North Central Governors’ Forum, Abubakar Sani Bello, has described former military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, as a true patriot and nationalist who gave his all to ensure the unity and survival of Nigeria.

    This is as the elder statesman marks his 79th birthday anniversary today, August 17, 2020. 

    In his congratulatory message to the former military president signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mrs. Mary Noel Berje,  Gov. Sani Bello,  said IBB’s doggedness and resolve in nation-building were crucial to the stability, national and international unity,  as well as development of the country.

    These, he said, have remained invaluable guardian for the nation’s quest.

    “I congratulate you on this special day of commemorating your birth. On a day like this, memories of your courage, invaluable service to the Nigerian Army in protecting the sovereignty of the country and your exemplary leadership which have indeed helped as well as stimulated the younger generations come to mind. 

    Gov,Abubakar Sani Bello

    “My fervent prayer for you is to continue to get good health and may Almighty Allah also strengthen you and grant you more blessed years to continue to reap the reward of your hard work”. He said,” Gov. Sani Bello said. 

    According to him, the elder statesman’s policies and programmes during his regime as the military President of the country between 1985 and 1993, still stand the test of time, adding that the celebrant has continued to symbolize statesmanship, patriotism, professionalism, vision and courage even after active service to the Nation.

    He said even as the former military President is advancing in age, he remains an asset to the country, where his wise counsel and advice are needed for the growth and development of the state in particular and the nation at large


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