Babangida is a patriot - Lawan


Bello salutes IBB at 80, says he’s a patriot, nationalist

Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Monday, felicitated with former President Ibrahim Babangida on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

In a statement released by his Media Adviser, Ola Awoniyi, the Senate President noted that the octogenarian has indeed reached a milestone.

Lawan rejoiced with the family, numerous friends and associates of the General as they celebrate his remarkably fulfilled life.

“President Babangida has attained this milestone in good health of mind and body, and with his legacy well established in the political history of our great country, Nigeria.

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“Babangida is a patriot and firm believer in the Nigerian project, which he promoted with courage and great wit as a soldier and a political leader.

“While in government, he worked to keep Nigeria united and to make it stable and prosperous.

“Even out of power and in well-deserved retirement, IBB has continued to promote our democracy and national unity,” Lawan said.

Thereafter, Lawan prayed to Allah to preserve the elder statesman for many more years in good health.