Niger State Governor in North Central Nigeria, Abubakar Sani Bello has described former Military President of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida as a true patriot and nationalist who gave his all to ensure the unity and survival of Nigeria.
The Governor stated this in a congratulatory message marking the 79th Birthday Anniversary of the Former Military President of Nigeria, on the 15th August.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Niger State Governor, Mrs Mary Noel Berje, in a statement, mentioned IBB’s doggedness in nation building.
“I congratulate General Ibrahim Babangida, on this special day of commemorating His birth. On a day like this, memories of his courage, invaluable service to the Nigerian Army in protecting the sovereignty of the country and his exemplary leadership which have indeed helped as well as stimulated the younger generations come to mind”.
“My fervent prayer for him is to continue to get good health and may Almighty Allah also strengthen and grant him more blessed years to continue to reap the reward of the hard work,” he said.
According to him, the elder statesman’s policies and programmes during his regime as the Military President in the country between 1985 and 1993 still stand the test of time, adding that the celebrant has continued to symbolise Statesmanship, Patriotism, Professionalism, vision and Courage even after active service to the Nation.
He said, the Former Military President,General Ibrahim Babangida, 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.
Source: Voice of Nigeria