President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the Government and people of Kaduna State in celebrating Governor Nasir El-Rufai who turned 60 on Sunday, February 16, 2020; congratulating him for distinguished service to the nation.
President Buhari felicitated with the former Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises and Minister of Federal Capital Territory, his family and friends, affirming that his zeal to drive change through inclusive leadership, and a resilient spirit leaves a legacy that continues to attract and inspire younger people across all walks of life.
“As Governor el-Rufai turns 60, the President believes his foresight, wisdom and unusual capacity to mobilize people and resources to actualize dreams stand him out in leadership and administration.
“President Buhari notes that el-Rufai’s entry into public service was truly accidental, but the contributions he has made are deliberate, well thought-out and long lasting, also highlighting his diligent contributions to the 2015 political upset that heralded the take-over of power by the governing All Progressives Congress”, the tweet read.
The President prayed that the Almighty God will continue to bless the Kaduna State Governor and his family, and grant him good health to sustain the good work.
In the same vein, the Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside described governor El-Rufai as a great man at 60.
He made this known on his Twitter handle @PetersideDakuku, where he thanked the Governor for being an icon to his friends.
“Happy 60th birthday to one of my most special friends. You are, without question, a great man! At 60, I say thank you for being such a wonderful icon to your friends and well wishers. May you forever swoon in bliss. Happy birthday His Excellency, Mallam @elrufai”, he ended.