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Nigerian Armed Forces Held A Special Birthday Parade To Celebrate President Buhari At 74 | Photos

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From left: Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal sadiq Abubakar; Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai; President Muhammadu Buhari; Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Abayomi Olonisakin and Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Amiral Ebuk-Ete Ibas cutting the 74th Birthday cake of the President at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Saturday (17/12/16/) 9154/17/12/2016/CALLISTUS EWELIKE/NAN

From left: Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal sadiq Abubakar; Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai; President Muhammadu Buhari; Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Abayomi Olonisakin and Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Amiral Ebuk-Ete Ibas cutting the 74th Birthday cake of the President at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Saturday.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday marked his 74th birthday anniversary with a special birthday parade and inspection of the Guard of Honour mounted by the Nigerian Army.

The low-key event, which took place at the fore-court of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, witnessed the Inspection of Guard by the president.

The Guard Brigade, headed by the Commander, Brigade of Guards, Brig.-Gen. Musa Yusuf, also performed a Special Birthday Silent Drills, accompanied with special military birthday song in honour of the president.





 President Muhammadu Buhari (L) receiving a Birthady Card from Commander, Guards Brigade, Mohammed Yusuf during a special 74th Birthday Parade for President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Saturday (17/12/16/) 9156/17/12/2016/CALLISTUS EWELIKE/NAN

President Muhammadu Buhari (L) receiving a Birthday Card from Commander, Guards Brigade, Mohammed Yusuf during a special 74th Birthday Parade for President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Saturday (17/12/16/)

President Buhari also cut a birthday cake and released 74 pigeons from a cage as part of the activities marking the anniversary.

President Buhari also signed birthday anniversary register where he wrote: “I am impressed with the special drills presented by the Guard Brigade.’’

Service chiefs, Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris; some ministers, including Lai Mohammed and Muhammad Bello of the FCT; Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari; Presidential spokesmen, Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu attended the event.

President Muhammadu Buhari (L) receiving a Birthady Card from the Minister of Defence, Brig.Gen. Mansur Dan- Ali during a special 74th Birthday Parade for President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Saturday (17/12/16/) 9155/17/12/2016/CALLISTUS EWELIKE/NAN

President Muhammadu Buhari (L) receiving a Birthday Card from the Minister of Defence, Brig.Gen. Mansur Dan- Ali during a special 74th Birthday Parade for President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Saturday (17/12/16/)

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonishakin, who briefly spoke with State House correspondents, congratulated the president on his 74th anniversary.






“We are celebrating the birthday of the President and we wish him well and good health. We wish him all the goodness of God as he pilots the affairs of our nation to greater heights,’’ Olonishakin said.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, who also spoke to the correspondents, described President Buhari as “a great man and we are very pleased with his accomplishments over the years. He is a good leader.”

President Buhari at 74

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President Muhammadu Buhari inspecting Guard of Honour by Nigerian Army during a special 74th Birthday Parade for President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Saturday (17/12/16/) 9158/17/12/2016/CALLISTUS EWELIKE/NAN

President Muhammadu Buhari inspecting Guard of Honour by Nigerian Army during a special 74th Birthday Parade for President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Saturday (17/12/16/)






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President Muhammadu Buhari inspecting Guard of Honour by Special Female Quater Guards during a special 74th Birthday Parade for President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Saturday (17/12/16/) 9157/17/12/2016/CALLISTUS EWELIKE/NAN

President Muhammadu Buhari inspecting Guard of Honour by Special Female Quater Guards during a special 74th Birthday Parade for President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Saturday (17/12/16/)


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