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Buhari At 80: He has served honestly, selflessly – Osinbajo

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President Muhammadu Buhari meets with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo shortly before departure to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo Osinbajo have congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of his 80th birthday today.

In a personally signed statement, the Vice President wrote: “Happy 80th Birthday, Mr. President!

“Your extraordinary life of unblemished service to the nation in the army, as a Governor, Minister, Military Head of State and as two-term Civilian President demonstrates that it is possible to serve the nation and our people honestly, forthrightly and selflessly.

“Dolly and I, and the family wish you many more happy years in peace and good health in Jesus’ name. Amen”

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Born December 17, 1942 in Daura, Katsina, Nigeria, his father was called Mallam Hardo Adamu, a Fulani chieftain from Dumurkul in Mai’Adua, and his mother’s name was Zulaihat, who had Hausa and Kanuri ancestry.

Buhari is the twenty-third child of his father and was named after ninth-century Persian Islamic scholar Muhammad al-Bukhari.

He was raised by his mother, he was about four years old when his father died. He attended primary school in Daura and Mai’adua, in 1953, Katsina Middle School, and attended Katsina Provincial Secondary School from 1956 to 1961 Katsina State.

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