President Buhari congratulates Emir of Suleja on 80th birthday
By Matthew Eloyi
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his congratulatory message to Emir of Suleja, Alhaji Mohammed Awwal Ibrahim, as he celebrates his 80th birthday on 8 September 2021.
In a statement signed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Tuesday, the President felicitates with Niger State Traditional Council, Suleja Emirate Council and all indigenes on the milestone, which highlights the career of Emir of Suleja, starting out as lecturer, registrar, permanent secretary and joining the political fray to be first elected Governor of Niger State in 1979.
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According to the statement, Buhari believes Alhaji Ibrahim’s extensive work experience, serving in many capacities in public service, remains an asset to his community, state and the country, commending his diligence, discipline and focus in delivering results.
“As the royal father turns an octogenarian, the President notes his contributions to nation building, which includes accepting to serve as Chairman of the Niger State Government’s Committee on Reformation of Almajiri, further revealing his passion for education.
“The President prays that the Almighty God will grant the Emir of Suleja longer life, good health and strength to continue in good works,” the statement added.