By Amina Abdullahi Girbo
The former candidate of the New Nigeria People Party (NNPP) for Bogoro Constituency in the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Honorable Philip Bulus the Chiroma Gung Zaar of Lagos State on Friday Congratulates IBB at 82 Birthday Celebration.
In a Statement issued by his media office, Bulus described him as the Nigerian maradona.
“I celebrate our father, mentor, leader and elder statesman, general Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida as clocks 82 years today.
“Dear father, role model and trailblazer you’ve been a great father to all Nigerians and have impacted so much on plethora of others. We sincerely appreciate you for your love and tolerance, the teaching and patience, thank you for your support, advises to the country leaders always and it’s because of the good intentions you have for your people.
“We appreciate you everyday but this day is another day to encourage and remind you to continue your selfless service to humanity. The happiness and joy that comes with working with you is indescribable”
“You remain the anointed, unshakable, untouchable, irremovable and the indefatigable voice of the good people of Nigeria”
He said that the former head of state, Babangida has keep good legacy in Nigeria by creating some states across the country with the following: Yobe, Katsina, Taraba, Jigawa, Kebbi, Enugu, Edo, Delta, Osun and Akwa Ibom State.
He also created Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), State Security Service (SSS), National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA).
Babangida did not stopped from that but also built Aso rock Villa the capital city of Nigeria, building of Third Mainland Bridge, the largest bridge on the continent at the time, completion of the Shiroro Hydroelectric Power Station.
Also constructed Toja Bridge in Kebbi, Jibia Water Treatment Plant, building of Challawa Cenga Dam in Kano, Kano – Abuja Dual Carriageway FCT, Abuja, ECOWAS Headquarters Secretariat Abuja, construction of International Conference Centre Abuja, Construction of FHA Estates Nationwide and many others.
Honorable Bulus Philip prays to God in order to continue to give the former head of state, rtd general Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida good health and more years ahead.