At 70, Buhari lauds Atiku’s contributions to education, human rights

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the contributions of a former  Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to the education sector as well as advancement of human rights in the country.

These formed the major contents of a letter from President Buhari to the former vice president to marks Atiku’s 70th birthday anniversary on Friday.

In the letter, which he personally signed, President Buhari said he was delighted to welcome Atiku “to the 70s club,” and prayed that Allah would grant him “many more years of good health and service to Nigeria.”

The President added: “Over the years, I have admired your courage and doggedness in defending your interests and your generosity in promoting education. The American University in Yola is one of your noble legacies, and my hope and wish is that it will endure.”

President Buhari said both himself and the former Vice President should be grateful to Allah, who has granted them grace to be in the 70s club, and sends “kind personal regards.”

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