Former President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday led other leaders in extolling the virtues of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who clocks 72 today.
Buhari, Senate President Godswill Akpabio, House Speaker Tajudeen Abbas, Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos State), Sim Fubara (Rivers) and Biodun Oyebanji (Ekiti), and other party leaders praised the president for lifting the country to enviable heights.

The 72nd birthday is a low key celebration. President Tinubu, who had thanked his admirers and other Nigerians, implored them not to make it a fanfare.

For almost two decades, well-wishers have been organising colloquiums every year to mark his birthday.

Two years ago, the President cancelled the colloquium at the Lagos venue, in respect for victims of the Kaduna train attack.

Tinubu told the guests who were already seated to return home and pray for the safe release of some passengers, who were abducted by the attackers.

Last week, the president explained his decision to forego an elaborate celebration in a message posted on his X handle by his Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga.

According to him, the ceremony will not align with the current mood in the country.

March 29, 2024

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