Former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Turakin Adamawa, has been described as one of the finest grandmasters of Nigerian politics.
Felicitating with Atiku on his 70th birthday, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, said Nigeria’s political history can never be complete without the mention of the country’s former number two citizen.
In a congratulatory message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Jibrin Baba Ndace, Governor Sani Bello further described former vice president as a symbol of humility and a philanthropist of extraordinary magnitude.
“Today, we heartily rejoice with one of our own on this great landmark of attaining the septuagenarian cadre in life. We rejoice with an enigma, a man whose passion for the unity and corporate existence of this country is unquantified”.
“In the past decades since you joined politics at the instance of late Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, you have remained as constant as the Northern star on Nigeria”s political scene.”
Governor Sani Bello said Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is a politician who combined politics with business and made a success of it.
He also commended the former vice president for his interest and investment in education.
“Your investment in education stands you out. Today, it is impossible to discuss education without reference to American University of Nigeria, AUN, Yola.”
The governor, prayed Allah to grant the celebrant long life, good health and wisdom to serve this country and humanity in general.