By Levinus Nwabughiogu
ABUJA-Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has felicitated with former military President, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida on the occasion of his 76th birthday anniversary.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Turaki Hassan on Thursday, Dogara said “the former Nigerian leader has over the years displayed qualities of a true leader and elderstatesman.”
The statement added that “Over the years, you have displayed qualities of a true leader, most of all in the personal sacrifices you have made for the betterment of Nigeria’s political environment and for the overall Unity, development and wellbeing of the country.”
“As an elder statesman, you have made yourself accessible to us, the younger generation of leaders, in times when we needed advice from more experienced elders for purposes of taking important decisions”.
The Speaker alsi prayed Almighty God to bless, protect, preserve and grant the former leader many more fruitful years of selfless and meritorious service to fatherland.