*Former President Obasanjo, the birthday ‘boy’ (right) and President Buhari
The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina President Muhammadu Buhari said his principal has congratulated former President Olusegun Obasanjo on his 83rd birthday.
According to him, Buhari congratulated Obasanjo for a life of courage, dedication and service to Nigeria, Africa, and humanity in general. Adesina, said in a statement that Buhari joins family members, friends and associates of the former president in celebrating the milestone, adding that Obasanjo’s commitment to Nigerian nationhood remains outstanding and commendable, while also underscoring his sacrifices for the continent, including standing up for democracy in many countries.
President Buhari prayed that as the former president celebrates the auspicious occasion, God will grant him a longer life, good health and strength to keep serving the country and the continent. Former President Obasanjo remains one of the strongest critics of the Buhari administration, which he has at several forums accused of incompetence in the administration of the nation state.
In his trademark characteristic, Obasnajo recently wrote his usual long letter to Buhari where he highlighted the facts that Buhari and his All Progressive Congress (APC) party have lost hold of the nation, which is why insecurity is the new way of live in Nigeria among others critical issues.