Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger State has congratulated former Military President General Ibrahim Babangida on the ocassion of his 78th birthday.
In a statement signed by the Governor and issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mrs. Mary Noel Berje, he described the former military President as a staunch advocate of the unity in Nigeria, peace-maker and a dogged patriot who has remained committed to the corporate existence of the nation.

Governor Sanni-Bello said General Babangida as an Elder statesman had carved a niche for himself in the annals of Nigeria’s history as an enigmatic leader among various political actors
He commended the former military leader for his positive disposition and outstanding contributions to the progress and development of the country in general and the state in particular.

He stated that, at 78, General Ibrahim Babangida had lived a fulfilled life not only as an exceptional and exemplary leader, but also as a peacemaker of international repute.
Governor Sani Bello subsequently prayed for Allah’s continued blessings on the former military president.