By Ismaila Chafe
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the former Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Alhaji Shehu Malami, on his attainment of 79 years.
This is contained in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu.
The statement maintained that President Buhari Felicitated with Malami, a Prince of the Sultanate and Sarki Sudan, describing the businessman and diplomat as “an asset to the country”.
According to the President, Nigeria will remain ever grateful to the Sarkin Sudan for his years of public service and for his “continuing support to humanitarian causes even as he ages gracefully”.
He said that elder statesman “deserves all the attention and accolades he is receiving on the attainment of this milestone”.
The President prayed to Allah to grant Malami “more years in good health for the benefit of his family in particular and the nation in general”.