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Buhari celebrates Etsu Nupe, Yahaya Abubakar at 70

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President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar on his 70th birthday, sharing the moment of joy with the people of Nupe and Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers.

The president in a congratulatory message by media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, on Saturday in Abuja also rejoiced with the traditional ruler on 19 years on the throne of his forefathers.

He affirmed that Yahaya’s landmark achievements in upholding the culture of his people, promoting peace and harmonious living, and contributing to educational development, like founding of the Edusoko University, had remained commendable.

He congratulated the retired military officer (a Brigadier General), “who left memories of meritorious service in the army, using every opportunity of leadership to demonstrate his kindness, honesty and generosity.”

According to the president, the traditional ruler’s wealth of knowledge, understanding of issues, both local and international, and wise counsels remain great assets to his domain, state and the nation.

President Buhari prayed that almighty God would continue to bless the 13th Etsu Nupe and his family. (NAN)

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