Buhari congratulates Ganduje on birthday, mourns Kwankwaso’s father

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday congratulated Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje on his birthday while mourning the death of Alhaji Musa Saleh, the father of former Kano Governor, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

The president spoke in separate messages signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu.

According to the first statement, President Buhari congratulated Ganduje as he marked his 71st birthday.

In a message to the Governor and his family, President Buhari said “Happy Birthday Day to Governor Ganduje. May Allah give you good health and long life so that you continue to serve the people of Kano and the nation.

“I personally wish you a lot of energy, high spirits and good health.”

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In the second message, Buhari condoled with the family of late Alhaji Saleh, who until his death was the District Head of Madobi.

President Buhari described Alhaji Saleh as a “refined traditional ruler”.

He said that “with the passing of Musa Saleh, we lost one of our oldest and finest traditional rulers in the country whose contributions to peace and unity cannot be forgotten even after his demise.”

According to the President, “the late Saleh was a man of impressive character whose humility and simplicity rank among his greatest virtues.

“Let me use this opportunity to extend my heartfelt sympathies to former Governor Kwankwaso, the Kano State Government and the Kano Emirate Council over the death of the District Head. May Allah forgive his shortcomings and reward his good deeds with Aljannah, amin,” he added.

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