From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed happiness with his improved health as he turns 75 years and has again thanked Nigerians for their fervent prayers.
He spoke when his aides presented him with a birthday card at his resident in the presidential Villa.
The Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari and the Permanent Secretary State House, Jalal Arabia led the presidential aides to present a giant birthday card to him.
The green-and-white card has Buhari’s photograph and the inscription “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” embossed on its cover.
After Kyari presented the card that had earlier been signed by all of them, the president took group photographs with them while they sang birthday songs.
Those who joined Kyari included Arabi; State Chief of Protocol, Abdullahi Kazaure; Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina; Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu; Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs, Abba Sarki; Personal Assistant to the President, Tunde Sabiu; President’s Personal Photographer, Bayo Omoboriowo and the President’s security aides.
Also present were service chiefs led by Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, to wish the president a happy birthday anniversary.
Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, I.E. Ibas and the Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, accompanied the CDS.
Buhari returned to the country August 19 after spending over 100 days in London on medical vacation.
He had also returned to London after attending the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 72), in September.
The Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun, who is a close ally of the president also presented him with a green-white-green giant card.