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TY Danjuma@80: Buhari, Atiku, Tinubu congratulate ‘Pride Of Nigeria’ 


Gen. Theopholus Yakubu Danjuma

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, have described retired General T.Y. Danjuma as a source of pride to Nigeria, saying he always acted in the interest of the country.

The two leaders made their feelings public in their separate messages to the celebrant on his 80th birthday.Atiku described the General as “a great Nigerian who is not only a pride to the nation, but also a gift from God”. He said: “The fact that T.Y. Danjuma is today celebrating the grand age of 80 years is a testimonial to the fact that he has divine favour and that the Almighty still has tasks for him to accomplish in making Nigeria a better country.”

The former Vice President, who is also the Waziri Adamawa, said the former Minister of Defense is a fearless soldier, entrepreneur, philanthropist and nationalist, adding that only few men who have the blessings of God could attain such accomplishments.

While wishing him many happy days, Atiku prayed that God would spare the life of Danjuma, so that Nigeria could continue to benefit from his wisdom and experience.

On his part, Tinubu said: “All those who know you know that you have always acted with the interests and the wellbeing of our beloved nation in heart and mind. Duty to nation and the preservation of this nation and its progress, have been your lodestar. Even those who may have disagreed with you know that your love of Nigeria is unassailable, and that you have always acted in pursuit of that love.

“This is why you command so much respect and admiration among the people. The name T.Y. Danjuma is synonymous with love of country and with insuperable patriotism. In word and in deed, you have carved out a unique place for yourself in the history of Nigeria. You have been a model soldier and have served your country in profound ways.”

In the message personally signed by him, Tinubu told the celebrant: “You have done much and have come far, dear friend. Yet, your road still has much farther to do. May you continue to do great things and help define a better Nigeria along the way.”

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