President Buhari has described the former President Olusegun Obasanjo as “a true citizen of the world”. President Muhammadu Buhari said this on Sunday, via telephone from London after congratulating him on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President confirmed President Buhari’s conversation with Obasanjo in Abuja on Sunday.
According to the president, who is on medical vacation in London, says a time like this provides opportunity to reflect on Obasanjo’s invaluable roles and contributions to the unity and cohesion of Nigeria, the brotherhood of all Africans, as well as peace and amity over the globe.
While recalling their days in the military, President Buhari said: ”Those of us who served under you in various capacities recall a man with boundless energy, with razor sharp mind, and one who does not suffer fools gladly. Working with you was a school in itself, and the lessons learnt are worth their weight in gold.”
”Chief Obasanjo wished President Buhari good health, adding he stands together with him in prayers, so that he can return soon to continue the good work he is doing for the country.’’
Chief Obasanjo was onetime Nigeria’s former military ruler (1976 to 1979) and democratically elected president (1999 to 2007).