The Northern Governors Forum has joined other Nigerians as well as the family of former military President, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida to rejoice with him on his 79th birthday.

In a message of felicitation, Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong described the elder statesman as a loyal and patriotic Nigerian leader who has continued to serve the nation with passion.

Lalong said General Ibrahim Babangida over the years has made sacrifices towards the unity, peace and progress of Nigeria and also impacted the political landscape by offering wise counsel particularly on critical national issues.

He said “as you clock 79, we cannot forget your contributions to the human and infrastructural development of Nigeria as well as in mentoring of many persons who are today serving Nigeria in different areas”.

Lalong said as a Forum, the Northern Governors shall continue to benefit from his wealth of experience in tackling some of the challenges facing the region.

He urged General Babangida not to be tired of availing the nation his reservoir of knowledge for the progress of the country.

The Northern Governors wish him good health, God’s divine protection and personal fulfilment.

Dr. Makut Simon Macham, ANIPR
Director of Press & Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State and Chairman, Northern Governors Forum.