The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has revealed that he tried to avoid a birthday celebration for his 80th birthday anniversary.
Buhari on Saturday celebrated his 80th birthday anniversary.
The retired general claimed that he scheduled his return flight from America for his birthday in order to avoid any celebrations in a thank-you post on his Facebook page on Monday.
Buhari left the US on Saturday after attending the US-Africa Leaders Summit there.
He wrote, “I’m grateful for the outpouring of good wishes for my 80th birthday. I tried to avoid having to celebrate, by fixing our return journey from the United States on that day, but I didn’t quite succeed.
“I give thanks to the Almighty for the gift of life, and the opportunity to serve, and I also thank everyone who sent prayers and greetings, and organised celebrations.”