Atiku Urges Friends, Associates to Divert 70th Birthday Largesse to IDPs, IndigentsUncategorized Friday, November 11th, 2016
ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Vice President and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar has urged his family, friends and associates to deploy resources earlier earmarked for signed congratulatory adverts on his 70th birthday anniversary, to the IDPs and other charitable causes.
In a statement issued by his media office in Abuja Thursday, the former VP said he wanted his friends and associates to celebrate him in the service to humanity instead of devoting money to adulatory and self-glorifying advert messages.
The Turakin Adamawa explained that God has been “wonderfully kind to him for sustaining his life and keeping him in good health to witness yet another birthday event.”
Atiku held that, giving back to humanity has been his passion and that his friends and associates ‘’can honour him better’’ if they spend their resources on charitable causes to celebrate his special day.
“My special Day, and indeed the season is one of reflection, of thanksgiving and prayers; of inestimable gratitude to God for attaining this milestone’’, he stated.
He added touching lives of others was the best expression of gratitude to God for His boundless favours and blessings.
“I will forever cherish your prayers for more years in good health to enable me undertake whatever assignment God and humanity have set for me’’ Atiku restated.
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