Tinubu Makes Surprising Decision On 72nd Birthday Celebration

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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President Bola Tinubu has revealed that he will not hold an elaborate celebration for his 72nd birthday, which comes up on Friday, March 29, 2024.

In a statement released by Bayo Onanuga, who is the Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, President Tinubu asked his friends and supporters all over the country not to plan any events to mark his birthday.

Tinubu mentioned that he will take this time to think and commit himself to the work of creating a stronger, safer, more prosperous, and more united Nigeria.

“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will turn 72 on Friday, March 29, 2024. The day will be another important milestone in his life as a leader and a statesman,” the statement read.

“During an auspicious occasion as this, it is customary for family members, friends and associates to celebrate him in different ways.

“As the leader of our country, President Tinubu in deference to this challenging times will not host any birthday event and does not want any of his associates and numerous well-wishers across the country to organise any celebratory event on his behalf or in his name.

“President Tinubu appreciates the honour of being the leader of Africa’s leading nation at this time and he is working very hard to make life better for the generality of our people.

“According to him, because of the present mood of the nation and recent killing of the officers and men of our Army and Police in Delta State and recent spate of security breaches by criminal elements in different parts of Nigeria, there should be no form of birthday event and placing of birthday goodwill advertorial messages in newspapers. Goodwill messages should not be placed on radio and television stations too.

“President Tinubu enjoins friends and associates who may wish to place goodwill advertorials to kindly donate the money to charity organisations of their choice in his name.

“Although the President appreciates the gallantry of our armed forces in freeing our children kidnapped in Kuriga, Kaduna State and in Sokoto State, he will use the opportunity of his birthday to reflect and re-dedicate himself to the task of building a more stable, more secure, virile, prosperous and united Nigeria.”

In 2022, Tinubu decided to cancel his 70th birthday celebration as a way to pay tribute to the victims of the Kaduna train attack.

Likewise, the president also cancelled his 71st birthday colloquium in 2023 and instead organized prayers for the country.

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