The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has congratulated Emir of Suleja, Mohammed Ibrahim, who turned 80 on September 8, 2021.

Buhari’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled ‘President Buhari greets Emir of Suleja, Alhaji Mohammed Awwal Ibrahim on 80th Birthday.’

The statement read in part, “The President felicitates with Niger State Traditional Council, Suleja Emirate Council and all indigenes on the milestone, which highlights the career of Emir of Suleja, starting out as lecturer, registrar, permanent secretary and joining the political fray to be first elected Governor of Niger State in 1979.

“President Buhari believes Alhaji Ibrahim’s extensive work experience, serving in many capacities in public service, remains an asset to his community, state and the country, commending his diligence, discipline and focus in delivering results.”

As the monarch turns an octogenarian, Buhari noted his contributions to nation building, which includes accepting to serve as Chairman of the Niger State Government’s Committee on Reformation of Almajiri.

The President prays that the Almighty God will grant the Emir of Suleja longer life, good health and strength to continue in good works.