President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his birthday wishes to Babangida as he prayed for long life and strength for the elder statesman.
Femi Adesina, Special adviser to the President on media and publicity released a statement on behalf of the President that read as:
President Muhammadu Buhari sends warm felicitations to former military President, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida on his 79th birthday, August 17, 2020, joining family, friends and associates to celebrate with the elder statesman.
As the former military leader turns a new age, the President believes his services to the country will always be remembered. President Buhari prays that the Almighty God will continually strengthen Gen. Babangida, grant him good health and longer life.