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Published On: Fri, Oct 4th, 2019

Buhari greets Gen. Akinrinade at 80

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By Lawrence Olaoye

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent warm greetings to former Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff and Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. Ipoola Alani Akinrinade, on his 80th birthday, saluting his steadfastness, courage and unwavering patriotism to serve the country.
According to a statement made available to newsmen yesterday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President joined family members, friends and all professional colleagues in celebrating the gallant military officer who steadily grew in his career, reaching the peak at a young age and consistently projected virtues that endeared him to many at local and international levels.
The President affirmed that Lt. Gen. Akinrinade rose to the occasion at crucial moments in the nation’s history, accepting to serve after retirement as Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Rural Development, Minister of Industries and Minister of Transport, leaving behind strong legacies of visionary leadership.

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