CITIZENS COMPASS —As former President Muhammadu Buhari clocks 81 on Sunday December 17, 2023, one of his successors as General Officer Commanding (GOC), 3 Armoured Division Nigeria Army, Retired Major General Tajudeen Olanrewaju, has described him as a respected leader, whose leadership both as military and democratically elected Head of State.
In a statement signed by his media team, Olanrewaju, a former Minister of Communications and Member, Provisional Ruling Council (PRC), while congratulating the former President he fondly calls “My Commander-in-Chief”, found the occasion of the 81st birthday anniversary as a long awaited opportunity to say “thank you” to him for granting him presidential pardon and restoring his dignity as a fully fledged Retired Army Major General.
The statement reads, “I congratulate my Commander-in-Chief General Buhari, who left the seat of power sane and happy in a nation with many challenges. He removed the stains in my public records and restored my dignity with the presidential pardon at this twilight time of my life.
“I want to wish him well and pray to Almighty Allah to give him longevity and keep him well. Thank you, General Muhammadu Buhari. Happy birthday, General,” General Olanrewaju saluted former President Buhari in his birthday goodwill message for him.