President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the Emir of Suleja in Niger State, Alhaji Mohammed Awwal Ibrahim, on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
The president, in a release issued Tuesday by his Media Adviser, Femi Adesina, joined family and friends to celebrate with the traditional ruler as he turns an octogenarian on September 8, 2021.
President Buhari rejoiced with Niger State Traditional Council, Suleja Emirate Council and all indigenes on the milestone, which highlights the career of the Emir of Suleja, starting out as a lecturer, registrar, permanent secretary and joining the political fray to be the first elected Governor of Niger State in 1979.
According to him, Alhaji Ibrahim’s extensive work experience, serving in many capacities in public service, remains an asset to his community, state and the country, while commending his diligence, discipline and focus in delivering results.
The president noted the emir’s 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.
President Buhari prayed that the Almighty God will grant the Emir of Suleja a longer life, good health and strength to continue the good works he is doing.