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Ikpeazu Hails Babaginda At 80

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has hailed former president General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida on his 80th birthday.

Gatekeepers News reports that Abia State Governor, Southeast Nigeria, Okezie Ikpeazu has sent a message of congratulations and goodwill to a former Head of State and Military President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (Rtd), GCFR on the auspicious occasion of his 80th birthday.

Ikpeazu describes Babaginda as an authentic Nigerian Statesman of gargantuan proportions whose career in the military and in the governance of Nigeria have become key critical components of Nigerian history.

Ikpeazu in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka said that the place of Babangida in the history of Nigeria is assured.

“One key characteristic that defines the personal trait of the General is that he is a man who understands the political undercurrents of the diversity of the Nigerian state and how best to use it to forge a more united country.

“Even in retirement, the voice of IBB continues to reverberate on national issues while a greater number of his policies while in office remain reference points in administrative depth and the use of merit as a basis for leadership selection”, the statement read in part.

Ikpeazu added that he is grateful to God for keeping the former President alive to witness his 80th birthday.

Ikpeazu noted that on behalf of the Government and People of Abia State wishes the former President, a very happy birthday and many happy returns.

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