Gov. Sani Bello Salutes Fmr President Abdulsalami on 75th Birthday
Niger State governor, Alhaji (Dr.) Abubakar Sani Bello has said the country owes the uninterrupted democracy being enjoyed today to the solid foundation laid by short but memorable administration of General Abdulsalami Alhaj Abubakar.
Gov. Sani Bello in a statement issued in Minna by his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Jibrin Baba Ndace, said the General Abubakar’s contribution to democratic development of the country gave birth to the current political dispensation in the country.
“You are a compatriot of immeasurable value, a man whose words are his honour. Though your reign was brief, Nigeria and Nigerians are the beneficiaries of the democratic foundation you laid. Your singular bravery act saw to the enthronement of democracy and the re-positioning of Nigeria in the comity of nations.
“A committed and loyal officer, your towering credentials in the military saw you to the height of your career when in 1998 destiny placed the leadership of this country on you. A responsibility you delivered creditably well to the admiration of the international community.
“Even out of office, your track records as a lover and agent of peace saw to your appointment as ambassador of peace by the international community. Your strong conviction in peaceful resolution of conflicts has brought peace to Liberia, Niger Republic and Guinea where you have been called upon to mediate.
“Government and the good people of Niger State are proud of you. We celebrate our icon today and always as he marks his 75th birthday and pray that Allah (SWT) will continue to preserve his life in good health as he continue to serve Allah his creator and mankind”.
General Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar was born in Minna, Niger State on the 13th of June 1942.
Jibrin Baba Ndace
Chief Press Secretary
12th June 2016