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President Buhari greets Brig. Gen. Yakubu Rimdan at 80  

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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Brig. Gen. Yakubu Rimdan (Rtd) on his 80th birthday.

A statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) on Monday, October 14, 2019 said that President Buhari “salutes Brig. Gen. Yakubu Rimdan (Rtd) on his 80th birthday, wishing the retired officer and gentleman more strength and good health as he continues to serve God and humanity.

“President Buhari joins family, friends and associates of the retired military officer in celebrating the milestone, lined with memories of meritorious and patriotic service to the nation, starting from 1956 when he entered the Boys Company, now Nigeria Military School.

“At 80, the President believes the octogenarian has a lot to be thankful to God for, considering his strategic positions in the history of the country, especially participating in the Independence parade on 1st October 1960, heading many tactical formations of the military and commanding troops to uphold the integrity and unity of the nation.

“President Buhari urges the retired officer to always avail his experience and wisdom to upcoming officers and leaders in various sectors, commending him for discipline, bravery and loyalty to every rightful cause.

“The President prays that the Almighty God will grant Brig. Gen. Rimdan longer life and good health.”


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