Lawan in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Ola Awoniyi, on Thursday, commiserated with Buhari who turned 79 on Friday, December 17.
The senate president acknowledged Buhari’s purposeful leadership, vision, courage and steadfastness in the pursuit of unity and security of the nation.
He said, “I join the multitude of fellow Nigerians and your other well-wishers across the globe in thanking Allah for His great gifts of good health and long life to you.
“This benevolence of Allah has enabled Your Excellency to continue to provide purposeful leadership to our country in this time of unprecedented challenges across the world.
“You are a leader who has matched vision with courage and who is steadfast in his pursuit of the right cause and common good.
“Your Excellency, like most who have worked with you, I attest that you are passionate about the unity, security and prosperity of Nigeria.
“This attribute, with the focussed transformation of the nation’s physical infrastructure, social and economic reforms will enhance your legacy as a unique Nigerian leader.
“Mr President, your leadership of Nigeria is a blessing to our dear country as it offers our people and institutions confidence in confronting the current challenges and in laying the foundation for sustainable prosperity.”
The Senate President wished Buhari a happy birthday and prayed to God to continue to guide and protect him as he pilots the affairs of the country.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari departed Abuja on Thursday to attend the third Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit in Istanbul.