A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu had in 2016 asserted that Nigeria needs people like former vice president, Atiku Abubakar to make life more meaningful for Nigerians.
In a letter to felicitate with the former vice president on his birthday, Tinubu described the Turakin Adamawa as a man of faith, saying faith has kept him going and waxing strong.
Tinubu wrote: “I write to felicitate with you on the attainment of the proverbial age of three scores and ten, 70. Your life has been a life of service to your people, your country and the causes you believe in. Nigeria has been well-served by your stewardship and leadership.
“Your steadfastness in walking the democratic path sets you apart as a leader with substance.
“Your passion for education has seen you invest your time and resources in education, knowing full well that when you educate people, you educate a nation.
“Do not relent because Nigeria needs you and others like you to continue to make life more meaningful. We must continue to explore common grounds towards promoting the common good.
“I pray for a long life and continued good health for Turaki Adamawa, Atiku Abubakar”.
This is the time that the words of Tinubu are coming to life before our eyes. Nigeria needs people like Atiku at this critical time to steer the ship of Nigeria to the right direction and make room for grooming the youths to the responsibilities of governing the Nation.