Today marks the 77th birthday of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari. The President was born on December 17th, 1942 in Daura, Katsina State.
He studied largely in Katsina, took his military training in Kaduna as well as in Great Britain, India, and the United States.
From August 1st, 1975 to February 3rd, 1976, General Murtala Mohammed, appointed Muhammadu Buhari as Governor of the North-eastern State. He also briefly served as Governor of Borno state from February 3rd, 1976 to March 15th, 1976.
In March 1976, the Head of State, General Olusegun Obasanjo, appointed Muhammadu Buhari as the Federal Commissioner for Petroleum and Natural Resources. When NNPC was created, he served as its Chairman, a position he held until 1978.
He became the military head of state from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985.
Muhammadu Buhari contested for President of Nigeria for three times (in 2003, 2007 and 2011) before he finally won in 2015.
His government is anchored on three cardinal points of fighting corruption, combating insecurity and ensuring economic property of Nigeria. Some Nigerians have however scored him low on those key policy drives of his government with some saying his government has taken the dictatorial characteristics of his military regime.
Meanwhile, the President has been receiving goodwill messages from within and outside the country over his birthday, notable of them all is the one from his wife, Mrs Aisha Buhari, who took to her social media handle to celebrate her husband in the early hours of Tuesday.
She wrote, “Happy Birthday to MY incorruptible GMB. I wish you Allah’s Guidance Protection and Good Health to continue steering the affairs of our dear nation . Long Live GMB Long Live Federal Republic of Nigeria !”
Bittertruth Media joins other Nigerians and well-wishers all over to world to say Happy Birthday Mr.President.