President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday the 2nd, celebrated with the former Governor of Borno State and Senator, Kashim Shettima, on the occasion of his 55th birthday.
The President, who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu said, “I’m proud of Shettima for his achievements in office as one of APC’s best governors in the country.”
He described the former Governor as one of Nigeria’s success stories “since the beginning of the recent democratic journey.”
According to the statement, “former governor Shettima was able to make his mark despite the challenges of insecurity,” adding that “crisis is the truest test of a man’s ability and Shettima proved his mettle.”
Buhari affirmed that Shettima, who is currently a Senator, “didn’t disappoint the electorate because he was able to fulfill his key campaign promises.”
According to the President, “one of the great things for which Senator Shettima would be remembered is the fact that he handed over the state to a competent and a worthy successor in the person of Prof. Babagana Zulum.”