Maryam Abacha Transformed Many lives, Buhari hails Wife of Former Head of State

Maryam Abacha Transformed Many lives, Buhari hails Wife of Former Head of State

  • Maryam Abacha, the wife of Nigeria's former Head of State, late General Sani Abacha recently turned 75
  • President Muhammadu Buhari released a statement rejoicing with the former president of Nigeria Army Officers Wives’ Association
  • The president in a statement saluted Maryam's initiative and leadership which transformed many lives across the country

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, March 31, congratulated the wife of former Head of State, Mrs. Maryam Abacha on her 75th birthday.

In a statement by presidential spokesman Garba Shehu, the president noted the worthy contributions of the former President of Nigeria Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA), 1985-1990.

Maryam Abacha, Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has wished Mrs. Maryam Abacha, the wife of former head of state, a happy 75th birthday. Photo credit: @M_haruna1
Source: Twitter

The president noted the warmth, large-hearted and charitable works of the matriarch of the Abacha family, saying she used every God-given opportunity to reach out to the poor and underprivileged.

Buhari in his birthday message shared on Facebook maintained that her initiative and leadership transformed many lives across the country.

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He hailed Abacha's widow for leading campaigns and funding education and self-improvement skills for women, opening up opportunities in Small-Medium Scale Enterprises, operating farms, and encouraging many into agriculture.

He prayed to the Almighty God for the well-being of Mrs. Abacha and her family.

President Buhari sends special message to Tinubu previously reported that Buhari rejoiced with the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on his 70th birthday which comes up on Tuesday, March 29.

In a statement issued Monday, March 28, by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, President Buhari affirmed the contributions of the party stalwart to the political, economic, and social development of Nigeria, setting a standard in leadership, governance, and philanthropy.

The president also noted and saluted his courage, resilience, selflessness, and nobility in always placing the welfare and unity of the nation above self, backed with the vision of a greater Nigeria through investments in people, institutions, and governments, without minding tribe or creed.

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Meanwhile, Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), on Tuesday, March 29, felicitated with Tinubu as he clocked 70 years.

Akeredolu in a series of tweets described the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader as a "living legend bestriding political firmament like a colossus".

He hailed Tinubu for his selfless service and dedication to nation-building and national development, saying the APC chieftain is a man of many parts with legendary contributions to the development of Nigeria.


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