Buhari hails Atiku at 70, but says little of ex-Vice President’s national service

Atiku and Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, as he turns 70 on November 25, 2016.

In a letter he personally signed, President Buhari said he was delighted to welcome Atiku “to the 70s club”, and prayed that God would grant him “many more years of good health and service to Nigeria.”

“Over the years, I have admired your courage and doggedness in defending your interests and your generosity in promoting education. The American University in Yola is one of your noble legacies, and my hope and wish is that it will endure,” the president said in a statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina.

President Buhari said himself and the former Vice President should be grateful to Allah, who has granted them grace to be in the 70s club, and sends “kind personal regards”.


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  • Thomas

    What national service? His time as VP? What is there to say?

  • sirOscie

    A leader and politician with a difference…Happy 70th birthday to a true leader, rare gem, democrat and man of the people.
    Good health and More years, Welcome to the septuagenarians club Turaki.

  • John A

    If Atiku is 70 years, then buhari is close to 90 years.

    • blackdove

      90 or 200 years, he is still and will remain your president until 2019 if not 2023.

      • John A

        Moron did i tell you he is not the president?

  • Mr. Abdin

    What a moment of some life to reach, Happy Birthday to the Turakin Adamawa.

  • thusspokez

    Buhari hails Atiku at 70, but says little of ex-Vice President’s national service

    Atiku did exceedingly well for himself whilst in the so-called national service, didn’t he?–He is in the top league of embezzlers, so why should anyone be grateful to him.