In a heartfelt message, President Bola Tinubu extended his warmest wishes to Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State as he celebrates his 54th birthday. The President’s sentiments were conveyed through a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, from Abuja.
President Tinubu took note of Governor Zulum’s remarkable and fearless commitment to enacting comprehensive change, a trait that has been evident since his days as an educator. Zulum’s illustrious career includes significant roles such as 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.
The President enthusiastically shared in the joy of the political leader’s family, friends, and associates. He lauded Zulum’s visionary leadership and unwavering dedication, qualities that continue to inspire countless individuals. President Tinubu affirmed that Governor Zulum has effectively redefined the landscape of leadership in Nigeria. His paramount focus on the welfare and security of his constituents, even amidst challenges, stands as a testament to his commitment. Zulum’s message of renewed hope resonates with both the young and the elderly, as he diligently works on revitalizing institutions and infrastructure that have suffered the consequences of years of insurgency.
Governor Zulum’s steadfast resolve and his enduring contributions to the progress of Borno State did not go unnoticed by President Tinubu. As the nation joins in the celebrations of Governor Zulum’s 54th birthday, the President’s words serve as a reminder of the positive impact of dedicated leadership in challenging times.
The full statement reads:
Governor Borno @GovBorno
PRESIDENT TINUBU HAILS BORNO GOVERNOR, PROF. BABAGANA UMARA ZULUM AT 54
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.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)