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Buhari felicitates with Bamanga Tukur at 85

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Buhari felicitates with Bamanga Tukur at 85

By Nimot Adetola Sulaimon

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday felicitated with elder statesman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, on the occasion of his 85th birthday.

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This is contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja.

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Buhari joined members of Tukur’s family, friends and well-wishers in celebrating the elder statesman

He noted Tukur, former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party and one-time governor of old Gongola State, had devoted a greater part of his extensive political life to supporting democracy in the country and continent

According to the president, Tukur is an accomplished businessman, pan-Africanist and philanthropist

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He also commended Tukur’s notable accomplishments in the public service as Ambassador-at-Large, Cabinet Minister and in the country’s maritime sector, where he played a central role and laid the foundation for several landmark projects

The president prayed almighty God to grant the octogenarian more years of good health and longevity to continue making contributions to the growth of the country