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Buhari felicitates with Governor Zulum at 50


Governor Zulum of Borno

…Mourns Gambia’s Former Leader, Jawara
President Muhammadu Buhari has rejoiced with Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, as he hits the golden age of 50.

The governor, who is on the presidential delegation to the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) in Yokohama, Japan, got a goodwill message from the President.

President Buhari in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, yesterday, wished him good health, long life and strength to serve his people dutifully, having been inaugurated as governor last May 29.

Zulum, an academic and politician, holds a Ph.D in Soil and Water Engineering. He was Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement under the Kashim Shettima administration.


In another development, the President has sent his condolences to the government and People of Gambia over the passing of former president, Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara.

In a condolence message yesterday, which was also signed by Adesina, the President commiserated with family members, friends and political associates of the great leader who served as Prime Minister from 1962 to 1970 and as first President of the Gambia from 1970 to 1994.

President Buhari affirmed that Sir Jawara’s visionary and courageous leadership saw the country gaining its independence in 1965 and later turned into a republic in 1970.

The President said as a lawmaker, prime minister and president, the Gambian leader set the political and economic foundation for the country’s rise, urging upcoming leaders in the country to always remember the personal sacrifice and contributions of the deceased to Gambia.

He prayed that God would grant the soul of the former president rest and comfort his family.

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