Tinubu Extols Zulum on His 54th Birthday

In a heartwarming gesture, President Bola Tinubu has extended his warmest felicitations to Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State as he celebrates his 54th birthday. President Tinubu’s commendations were conveyed through a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, from the nation’s capital, Abuja.

President Tinubu’s message lauds Governor Zulum for his unwavering dedication and fearless determination, qualities that have been evident from his earlier role as an educationist to his present position as a prominent administrative figure. The President highlighted Governor Zulum’s distinguished trajectory, which encompassed various significant posts, including Deputy Dean and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Maiduguri, Rector of Ramat Polytechnic, and subsequently, Commissioner of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, and Resettlement during the tenure of former Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima, who currently serves as the nation’s Vice President.

During this celebratory moment, President Tinubu extended his joy to the family, friends, and associates of Governor Zulum. The President underscored the governor’s exceptional vision and selfless commitment, qualities that have continued to ignite inspiration among many.

President Tinubu remarked, “The Governor has ushered in a new era of leadership in Nigeria by wholeheartedly prioritizing the welfare and security of his constituents over any other considerations. His resolute dedication sends a resounding message of renewed optimism to both the young and the elderly, all while diligently reconstructing vital institutions and infrastructure that had suffered the ravages of prolonged insurgency.”

The full statement reads:

Governor Borno @GovBorno


President @officialABAT
felicitates with Borno State Governor, @ProfZulum as he marks his 54th birthday on August 25, 2023.

While rejoicing with family, friends and associates of the beloved political leader, whose vision and selfless diligence continues to inspire, President Tinubu affirms that the Borno State Governor has redefined leadership in Nigeria by fully committing to the welfare and security of his constituents above all considerations, driving a message of renewed hope in both the young and the old, even as he rebuilds institutions and infrastructure that were torn apart by many years of insurgency.

President Tinubu notes the courageous zeal of the young Administrative Icon in bringing comprehensive change which dates back to his tenure as an educationist, holding many positions such as: Deputy Dean and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Engineering in the University of Maiduguri; Rector of Ramat Polytechnic; and later, Commissioner of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement under former Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima, who is now the nation’s Vice President.

The President prays for more years of strength, courage, and wisdom for Governor Zulum.

Ajuri Ngelale,
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)

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