JUST IN: Tinubu Shuns Lavish 72nd Birthday Events

Tinubu Shuns Lavish 72nd Birthday Events

Tinubu Shuns Lavish 72nd Birthday Events

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In deference to the current challenging times in Nigeria, President Bola Tinubu has decided to forego any celebratory for his 72nd birthday anniversary on March 29, , calling on his well-wishers to direct any fund towards charitable organisations.

In a press statement released by the special adviser on Information to the president, Bayo Onanuga, the president expressed that in light of the challenges facing the nation and the recent killings of military and police officers in State, it would be inappropriate to hold lavish birthday festivities.

He said, “ will turn 72 on Friday, March 29, 2024. The day will be another important milestone in his life as a leader and a statesman.

“During an auspicious occasion as this, it is customary for 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 appreciated 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 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.

“He said 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 to charity organisations of their choice in his name.

“Although the President appreciates the gallantry of our armed forces in freeing our kidnapped in Kuriga, State and in , 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,” he said.

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