FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo has been lauded by President Buhari for making meaningful contributions to the growth and unity of Nigeria.
President Buhari in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu to mark Obasanjo’s 82nd birthday anniversary described him as “a passionate and great patriot who deserves accolades for his immeasurable contributions to our democracy and national unity.
Buhari acknowledged that “regardless of our political differences with Obasanjo, I still hold him in the highest esteem because his contributions to the development of the country overshadow those differences.
According to PMB, “Chief Obasanjo gave a good account of himself and inspired his juniors with his wisdom and other leadership skills. Nigeria’s successful transition to democratic rule in October 1979 was one of Obasanjo’s remarkable contributions to national development. As he celebrates his 82nd Birthday Anniversary, I wish Chief Obasanjo more good health, knowledge and wisdom in the service of Nigeria and humanity”, President Buhari said.