Obasanjo celebrates his birthday on Thursday, March 5, 2020, was described by President Buhari as someone whose commitment to nationhood is outstanding.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Wednesday, President Buhari joined family members and friends to celebrate Obasanjo, while also underscoring his sacrifices for the continent.
“President Muhammadu Buhari sends warm greetings to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on his 83rd birthday, March 5, 2020, congratulating him for a life of courage, dedication and service to Nigeria, Africa, and humanity in general.
“President Buhari joins family members, friends and associates of the former president in celebrating the milestone, adding that Chief 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,” the statement read in part.
He offered prayers to Obasanjo, saying that “the almighty God will grant him longer life, good health, and strength to keep serving the nation and the continent.”