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Tinubu Hails Babangida On 82nd Birthday 



President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has wished former military ruler, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd.) a happy 82nd birthday.

Tinubu congratulated the former military president on his birthday, August 17, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, on Wednesday.
According to the statement, Tinubu said that Babangida served with distinction in several roles in the Nigerian army and reached the pinnacle of his career as Chief of Army Staff, leaving indelible legacy for his heroic defence of our nationhood throughout the Nigerian Civil War.
“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu shares in the joy of celebration with family members, friends, and associates of Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (Rtd), as the former military President turns 82 on August 17, 2023.
“The President affirms the contributions of Gen. Babangida to national development, which include the creation of many states to strengthen the federal structure, physical infrastructure, the liberalization of the media industry, and other initiatives across the health and defense sectors,” the statement read.
President Tinubu noted the influential position of the former Nigerian leader, who he said has, after 30 years outside of power, consistently remained a voice of wisdom and counsel for many political leaders, both within and outside of Nigeria.
The President then prayed for the continuous well-being of Gen. Babangida and his family.