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Buhari felicitates with Gen Godwin Abbe at 70

President Muhammadu Buhari has warmly felicitated with former military governor Maj-Gen. Godwin Abbe (rtd) on the occasion of his 70th birthday anniversary.

The President, in a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu. rejoiced with the family, former military colleagues, associates and the government and people the Edo State as the former minister of interior and defence reaches the remarkable biblical age.

“President Buhari recalls the outstanding 32-year military career of Gen. Abbe during which he served as military governor of Akwa Ibom State and held several top command positions.

“Gen. Abbe’s commitment to the unity and development of the country is not in doubt,” the President notes in reference not only to the elder statesman’s military life but also his public service career as a minister even after his retirement from the military in 1999.

 “President Buhari particularly applauds Gen. Abbe’s role as the pioneer Chairman of the Presidential Committee on the Implementation of the Amnesty Programme in the Niger Delta.

“He prays God Almighty to grant the septuagenarian many more years of robust health and wisdom to continue to serve his fatherland and humanity,” it said.