President Muhammadu Buhari has rejoiced with Etsu Nupe, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar on his 70th birthday.
The President, in a statement on Saturday by his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, shared the moment of joy with people of Nupe and Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers.
President Buhari, who also felicitated with the traditional ruler on 19 years on the throne of his forefathers, said the landmark achievements in upholding the culture of his people, promoting peace and harmonious living, and contributing to educational development, such as founding of the Edusoko University, remained commendable.
The President congratulated the retired military officer, a Brigadier General, who left memories of meritorious service in the army, using every opportunity of leadership to demonstrate his kindness, honesty and generosity.
He said the wealth of knowledge, understanding of issues, both local and international, and wise counsels of the Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, who turned a septuagenarian, remained great assets to his domain, state and the nation.
Buhari prayed that Almighty God will continue to bless the 13th Etsu Nupe and his family.