The Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) – the umbrella body of Nigerian governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) – celebrate President Muhammadu Buhari on his 79th birthday.
In a statement on Friday, Governor of Kebbi state, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, who is chairman of the PGF, described President Buhari as a “selfless leader” and a “role model.”
The statement reads: “The Progressive Governors Forum joins His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and his family to celebrate his 79th birthday.
“Together with all Nigerians, we celebrate this special day with you and your family.
“We acknowledge and commend your leadership, vision and commitment to a united prosperous Nigeria.
“In the last few years, the world has been challenged further to nation-specific issues.
“We are confident that under your leadership, we shall continue to triumph over our challenges while progressing to a stronger, prosperous and more peaceful nation.
“As we wish you a happy birthday and also say a big thank you for your selfless service to our dear country, we reaffirm our commitment to work under your leadership with the abiding faith and belief that the initiatives of our APC Federal Government will meet all the expectations of Nigerians.
“We are very proud of your patriotic leadership. You are our role model and a source of inspiration.”
The APC Governors also felicitated with their Niger State counterpart, Abubakar Sani Bello, who is marking his 54th birthday.
“Along with the people of Niger State, and other well-meaning Nigerians, we celebrate this special occasion with you and your family.
“We commend your leadership, vision and commitment to a united prosperous Nigeria, under the leadership of our party, APC. We acknowledge your contributions to our team of Progressive Governors through your insightful and resolute inputs to the processes of managing governance in Niger State as well as at the national level.
“As Governor of Niger State, through all the development initiatives being implemented by your APC-led government, you symbolise the success story of our party, APC,” they said.