ABUJA, Nigeria – President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday felicitated with former Minister of External Affairs, Prof. Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, on his 75th birthday.
Buhari congratulated Gambari for a life of exploits in diplomacy, academia and administration, both at the national and international levels.
The President rejoiced with the erudite scholar and diplomat for many years of service to the nation and strong representation at various multilateral institutions, consistently taking up responsibilities to bridge relations, and bring peace and succour to nations and their citizens.
A statement by Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu reads: “As a former Joint Special Representative of the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), former UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, former Head of the UN Mission in Angola and Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, President Buhari salutes Prof Gambari for providing wise counsels to leaders at various levels of governance and administration, and painstakingly following up on developmental issues and global targets that will impact the livelihood of the poor and underprivileged’’.
“As he turns 75, the President believes the towering achievements of the eminent diplomat and international responsibilities and recognitions he has attracted over the years, clearly indicate his unwavering loyalty and dedication to the nation, urging him to remain steadfast in sacrificing for humanity.