Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has sent a congratulatory message to former Nigeria Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar as he celebrates his 78th Birthday today June 13.
According to Atiku;
“A very happy 78th birthday to Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar. A statesman and one without which the history of our democracy would be incomplete. I celebrate you today even for your efforts in further enhancing our democracy via the National Peace Committee. Best wishes. -AA”
Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar was instrumental to the present day civil rule in Nigeria. He became Head of State after the death of Gen. Sani Abacha in 1998 and successful transit power to civilian administration of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on May 29, 1999.