President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday clocked 76, and Nigerians from all walks of life have taken time to mark the day.
It’s been a tough couple of months for the Nigerian leader, who has had to deal with mounting criticism of his handling of the country and rumours of a cloned body-double.
But he told a gathering of Nigerians in Poland last month that he was the president they elected in 2015 and he would be alive to celebrate his 76th birthday.
To mark the day, former Military ruler Ibrahim Babangida and ex-President Goodluck Jonathan paid tribute to Buuhari as he turned 76, while the presidency ceased the opportunity to reel out the gains of his administration after three and a half years.
With the polity on a knife edge ahead of next year’s polls, other Nigerians have joined in felicitating with the president and expressing their wishes for a better country.
Here are some of the wishes on Twitter…
— Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara (@YakubDogara) December 17, 2018
Today is President @MBuhari’s 76th birthday and I wish him a happy birthday. But I ask, is it coincidental that exactly a month ago, on November 17, 2018, Boko Haram killed 76 Nigerian soldiers? If I were Buhari, I would have celebrated my birthday with our troops #RenosNuggets
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) December 17, 2018
As you attain the 76th year landmark , we pray that your strength be renewed. When the job is done, posterity will know that President Muhammadu Buhari did his best for Nigeria the way only a true patriot could have.
Happy birthday, Mr. President
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) December 17, 2018
I join other Nigerians to celebrate his Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari @MBuhari at 76.Sir, the achievements under your able & dynamic leadership are remarkable,unbeatable & indelible.We are indeed proud of you.I pray God continues to direct you(Amen)Happy Birthday sir. pic.twitter.com/Rvlr0M8tQK
— Orji Uzor Kalu (@OUKtweets) December 17, 2018
76 and counting.
May the Almighty continue to give you the Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding, Health and Strength to lead Nigeria and transform her potentials to greatness.
Happy Birthday Baba! pic.twitter.com/HUWt7ox05G
— Jack Obinyan-Buhari (@JackObinyan) December 17, 2018
Different actors wishing President Muhammadu Buhari @Mbuhari a prosperous birthday
— DHARBLUE (@Ryydwan) December 17, 2018
On behalf of my family & entire All Progressive Congress (APC)members in Gombe state, I wish our dear President Muhammad Buhari, GCFR,
Happy 76th birthday celebration.
May Allah Almighty grant you long life to continue serve this great country,Nigeria. @MBuhari @OfficialAPCNg pic.twitter.com/JxmXCbz6u7
— Senator Muhammad Danjuma Goje (@mdgoje1) December 17, 2018
— Deji Adeyanju (@princedosen) December 17, 2018
Happy 76th Birthday to a man of Honour, President Muhammadu Buhari Okechukwu Kookumo(e no gree die) Jubril 1 of Nigeria 😂
May your days be long and May Nigeria gets better during your reign.
Cheers to a better Nigeria🍷🍷 pic.twitter.com/HkTFjwwkJt
— CBN Gov Akinsola Ak🇳🇬 (@cbngov_akin1) December 17, 2018
— Adam Sunusi Baba (@Aerdermsz_Baba) December 17, 2018