Osita Okechukwu, the director general of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), has saluted Ibrahim Babangida, former military president, for vindicating disciples of President Muhammadu Buhari on his laudable achievements since assumption of office in May 2015.
Okechukwu gave the commendation on Sunday while reacting to Babangida’s surprise statement and gift to Buhari on his 76th birthday.
Okechukwu, an ardent supporter of President Buhari, said he agreed with Babangida that the current administration has achieved tremendous success in war against corruption, terrorism and other forms of insurgency, as well as bringing the country out of economic recession.
The VON boss also noted that Buhari has embarked on massive development of critical infrastructure and revolution in agriculture sector towards self-sufficiency in food production in
According to Okechukwu, even though the South-East did not vote for Buhari, his administration has invested massively in the Second Niger Bridge and other federal roads in the region.
On IBB’s statement, he said, “Let me join General Ibrahim Babangida and indeed Nigerians to congratulate our dear President Muhammadu Buhari on his glorious 76 years on earth.
“Most importantly, one sincerely salutes IBB for vindicating us, the Buhari disciples, for stating unequivocally on his birthday message that Buhari has been “an excellent role model to many young aspiring politicians and even to the not too young, because of the way and manner you have managed to sustain the survival of our country as an indivisible one nation albeit in the face of many daunting diversions.”
“One is in league with IBB’s rating of a man of uncommon integrity quotient especially on the truism that, “You achieved great success in the fight against corruption, terrorism and other forms of insecurity in addition to getting our country out of economic recession.
“It is heartwarming that at 76, in spite of the numerous onerous challenges of leadership, you have managed to remain focused and have shown tremendous energy and vibrancy in running the affairs of state with your acknowledged patriotism and commitment to serve our nation diligently with honesty and sincerity of purpose.
“To me IBB has echoed the position of the greatest number of our people that Mr President shares the same trait with former American president, Dwight D. Eisenhower – Gently in Manners and Strongly in Deed. To Buhari’s credit is that he has gently embarked on massive critical infrastructural development of 5,000 kilometers of federal roads, 5,000 kilometers of Standard gauge rail lines, additional 5,000 megawatts of electricity and self sufficiency in food production.”