Buhari, Tinubu, others hail Chief of Staff, Gambari, at 77
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, led cabinet members in wishing his Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari a happy 77th birthday celebration.
Shortly before the meeting of the Federal Executive Council began, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, announced Gambari’s birthday to the cabinet.
Buhari congratulated him on attainment of the age, saying: “You are still going strong. Congratulations!”
The ministers present responded with laughter and birthday wishes.
Also, All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, congratulated Gambari.
In a congratulatory statement by his media office, Tinubu said: “Accomplished academic, seasoned diplomat, statesman and administrator, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari has contributed immensely to Nigeria and the international community.
“Through his excellent services in the various capacities he has held in the past and at present, Prof. Gambari has advanced the pursuit of democracy, peace and development in Nigeria and around the world. I congratulate him as he turns 77 on November 24.
“While thanking him for his wise counsel and diligent assistance to President Buhari in the difficult task of governance, I also commend him for bringing his humility, integrity, substantive knowledge, and renowned acumen to bear on the processes of national governance.
“At 77, we thank Almighty Allah that Prof. Gambari is still waxing strong. We pray that Allah grant him the grace of many more years, increased wisdom and the strength to continue to positively impact governance and humanity.”