Minna – The Northern States’ Governors Forum has felicitated with former Military President, Gen.
Ibrahim Babangida as he turns 72 years on Saturday, Aug.17.
This is contained in a statement on Friday in Minna signed by the Chairman of the forum, Gov. Babangida Aliyu of Niger.
Aliyu commended IBB’s untiring efforts at preserving the unity of the nation.
He said Babangida’s life symbolised statesmanship, patriotism, vision and courage which were some of the excellent
leadership virtues that had guided him through his years of active public service.
According to the statement, Babangida has excelled in his chosen profession and showed rare vision, courage and exemplary leadership during his leadership of the country.
It said IBB had consistently remained on the path of promoting national unity, integration and development with his influential networks cutting across the length and breadth of Nigeria and beyond.
It stated that the history of Nigeria would be incomplete without paying tribute to IBB’s contributions and achievements to the socioeconomic and political development of our country.
The forum, then, prayed God to grant IBB excellent health, courage and many more years of selfless service to Nigeria and humanity. (NAN)