The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated the former Military President, retired Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
Lawan in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr Ola Awoniyi, in Abuja on Monday, rejoiced with the family, 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.
“President 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.
The Senate President prayed that Allah should protect the elder statesman for many more years in good health. (NAN)