April 18, 2024

Tinubu Opts for Low-Key 72nd Birthday Amid Hardship



President Bola Tinubu has decided to forgo any celebrations for his 72nd birthday, urging associates not to extend well wishes through traditional media channels.


In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, Tinubu will mark his 72nd birthday on March 29 without any form of celebration. He encourages associates to direct any intended gestures towards charitable organizations instead.


Tinubu emphasized that amidst the prevailing hardships faced by Nigerians, including recent security challenges, he prefers to use the occasion for reflection and rededication to nation-building efforts.


The statement reads: “President Bola Ahmed Tinubu 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 family 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 organize any celebratory event on his behalf or in his name.”

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