Tinubu Extols Zulum as He Turns 54

President Bola Tinubu extended his warm regards to Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State on the occasion of his 54th birthday. Through an official statement conveyed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu lauded the governor’s resolute determination and hailed his transformative efforts in the state.

Highlighting Governor Zulum’s remarkable journey, President Tinubu pointed out his unwavering commitment to driving sweeping changes. This dedication to progress was evident even during his previous roles as an esteemed educationist. Notably, he served as the Deputy Dean and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Maiduguri, as well as the Rector of Ramat Polytechnic. His impact was further felt as the Commissioner of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, and Resettlement during the tenure of former Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima, who now holds the position of the nation’s Vice President.

President Tinubu’s felicitation extended not only to Governor Zulum but also encompassed his family, friends, and associates. The president underlined the governor’s visionary leadership style and selfless dedication that have left an indelible mark on many. According to President Tinubu, Governor Zulum has effectively redefined the landscape of leadership within Nigeria.

Central to Governor Zulum’s leadership has been his unequivocal commitment to the well-being and security of his constituents. This steadfast prioritization has superseded all other considerations, fostering a renewed sense of optimism among citizens. His overarching mission to rebuild institutions and infrastructures ravaged by years of insurgency has been a cornerstone of his governance.

In an affirmation of Governor Zulum’s influence, President Tinubu expressed that his leadership has ushered in a new era, echoing messages of hope for both the youth and the elderly alike. The governor’s tireless efforts to mend what was broken and instill a sense of confidence have not gone unnoticed.

As Governor Babagana Umara Zulum celebrates his 54th birthday, President Bola Tinubu’s message stands as a testament to the impact of visionary leadership and the profound difference it can make in the lives of citizens.”

The full statement reads:

Governor Borno @GovBorno


President @officialABAT
felicitates with Borno State Governor, @ProfZulum as he marks his 54th birthday on August 25, 2023.

While rejoicing with family, friends and associates of the beloved political leader, whose vision and selfless diligence continues to inspire, President Tinubu affirms that the Borno State Governor has redefined leadership in Nigeria by fully committing to the welfare and security of his constituents above all considerations, driving a message of renewed hope in both the young and the old, even as he rebuilds institutions and infrastructure that were torn apart by many years of insurgency.

President Tinubu notes the courageous zeal of the young Administrative Icon in bringing comprehensive change which dates back to his tenure as an educationist, holding many positions such as: Deputy Dean and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Engineering in the University of Maiduguri; Rector of Ramat Polytechnic; and later, Commissioner of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement under former Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima, who is now the nation’s Vice President.

The President prays for more years of strength, courage, and wisdom for Governor Zulum.

Ajuri Ngelale,
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)

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