President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Alhaji Bamanga Tukur,for dedicating the greater part of his extensive political life to supporting democracy in the country and continent.
In a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President,Femi Adesina, in Abujaon Wednesday,President Buhari felicitated with the elders statesman as he turned 85.
He noted that Tukur, former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Governor of old Gongola State, is an accomplished businessman, pan-Africanist and philanthropist.
According to him ,”Tukur understands very clearly that one of the best human legacies is to invest in people and many Nigerians who came in contact with him in business and politics would continue to cherish that embodiment in his character.”
He also commended Tukur’s notable accomplishments in the public service as Ambassador-at-Large, Cabinet Minister and in the country’s maritime sector, where he played a central role and laid the foundation for several landmark projects.
The president prayed almighty God to grant the octogenarian more years of good health and longevity to continue making contributions to the growth of the country.