President Muhammadu Buhari, who marked his 76th birthday on Monday, jokingly ‘protested’ when a reporter mistakenly lowered his age by one yr.
“Why would you cut back my age by one?’’ the President queried the reporter when he fielded questions in every English and Hausa languages from State House correspondents after a fast ceremony on the forecourt of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.
The president often called on Nigerians to proceed to hope for him and the nation at large, charging them to proceed to level out further understanding of his administration’s insurance coverage insurance policies geared towards transforming the nation.
He stated that the federal authorities would proceed to remind Nigerians of its achievements inside the remaining three and half years.
“We will maintain reminding Nigerians about what we now have now carried out, how we met the nation, what we now have now been able to do from the time we bought right here in till now with the belongings on the market to us,’’ he talked about
The News Agency of Nigeria experiences that the ceremony began with a selected rendition that ushered the President into the forecourt, the place a Special Parade was mounted by the Guards Brigade.
This was then adopted by a selected effectivity by the Silent Drill Squad of the Guards Brigade, which included the formation of phrases ‘PMB @76.’
The event moreover witnessed specific present by the Guards Brigade Band, wishing the President “Happy Birthday’’ with their musical gadgets.
Highlight of the event was the presentation of birthday taking part in playing cards to the President.
The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali provided Birthday card on behalf of the nation’s Armed Forces; whereas the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, provided on behalf of members of cabinet.
The Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, provided a card on behalf of presidential aides and the Guards Brigade moreover made a selected presentation.
The extreme degree of the event was the decreasing of the Birthday cake by the President, who was flanked by Ministers and some presidential aides.
Those on the event included cabinet ministers, members of the Diplomatic Corps, security chiefs and presidential aides along with well-wishers.