Celebrating Buhari who turned 80 years on Friday, the former Lagos State governor described him as a patriot and steadfast leader who has dedicated almost his entire life serving the nation.
In a statement by his Media Office signed by Tunde Rahman, Tinubu hailed the president for his commitment to nation-building, adding that Nigeria is lucky to have him.
He noted that Buhari joined the service of the military as a teenager and at 80, he can look back and be proud of his flawless record of service to the nation throughout his military career as a soldier, platoon commander, General Officer Commanding, Military Governor, Minister of Petroleum, Head of State, Chairman of Petroleum Trust Fund and as the current president of the country.
“I heartily congratulate my president and my leader, Muhammadu Buhari, on the momentous and remarkable occasion of his 80th birthday,” Tinubu said.
“As a people, we are truly blessed to have a president who sees no higher honour than the opportunity to serve his people, a responsibility he has always carried with utmost dedication.
“We are proud that at age 80, this noble man, an officer and a gentleman is still rendering his service, recording tremendous achievements, the country making remarkable progress under his leadership, and his steady hands gradually guiding the country to the Promised Land.
“On behalf of our great party, APC, and my family, I join the family, friends, associates and all well-wishers of President Buhari to wish him happy birthday and many happy returns of the day in good health.”