- President Muhammadu Buhari has praised the virtues of Nuhu Ribadu
- Nuhu Ribadu came to the limelight for the way he managed the affairs of the EFCC when he headed the organisation
- Buhari wants the former EFCC boss to continue to uphold his sterling standards
President Muhammadu Buhari has conveyed his best wishes to a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ), Nuhu Ribadu over his 60th birthday celebration.
Buhari in a statement on Friday, November 20, through his spokesperson, Femi Adesina said he was pleased to join family and friends to celebrate the milestone reached by Ribadu.
The president through Facebook said the former EFCC boss had made sacrifices and dedication to the country.
He stated that Ribadu has advocated for good governance and promoted democratic values.
"As the renowned public servant turns 60, President Buhari believes his determination to see Nigeria reach greater heights, through counselling and mentoring of young leaders deserves commendation, while urging him to remain steadfast on a disciplined and focused life."
The president prayed for God to grant the former EFCC chairman longer life, good health, and more opportunities to serve the nation.
In another news, President Muhammadu Buhari has finally broken the silence on the defection of Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Buhari on Thursday, November 19, in a tweet, commended the governor's action. He advised the governor not to be deterred by people's criticisms.
The president said name callings and abuses are the price men of principle have to pay for acting according to their conscience and convictions.
There have been mixed reactions from Nigerians after the news on Umahi's defection was broken on Tuesday, November 16, as many described his action as a betrayal of trust reposed on him by the people of Ebonyi state and the PDP.
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