Buhari Congratulates Former Vice President's Wife On Her Birthday
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent warm greetings to the family of former Vice President Alex Ekwueme on the 85th birthday of his wife, Mrs Beatrice Chigozili Ekwueme.

Buhari joined the family in celebrating the matriarch whose wisdom, strength and support for her late husband continue to inspire and resonate.

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“As Mrs Ekwueme turns 85, President Buhari believes her contributions to the nation will always be remembered, most significantly her unwavering commitment to the grooming of the younger generation to make education a priority, and cultivate virtues of humility, patience and hard work,” Buhari’s media aide said in a statement.

The President prays for longer life for the matriarch of the Ekwueme family and God’s blessings of good health.

Alex Ekwueme was the first elected Vice-President of Nigeria, from 1979 to 1983, on the platform of the National People’s Party, with President Shehu Shagari.