President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerian leaders and politicians to imitate ex-President Goodluck Jonathan as he felicitates him on his 64 birthday.

According to a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday, Mr Buhari believed Mr Jonathan’s profile should remind those in position and all aspiring leaders that ”serving the country and humanity requires sacrifice, and ultimately placing the interest of others above personal gains.”

He congratulated Mr Jonathan for serving Nigeria and working for the peace and advancement of democracy on the African continent.

Mr Buhari noted that the ex-president had continued to expand the boundaries of leadership, teaching many in the country the power of focus, consistency and diligence.

He also noted with delight that Mr Buhari had served as deputy governor, governor, vice president, president, African Union envoy and now, chairman of the International Summit Council for Peace Africa (ISCP-Africa).

ISCP-Africa is an association of incumbent and former heads of state and their deputies, established in 2019 by the Universal Peace Federation, an organization in general consultative status with the United Nations.

The president prayed for Mr Jonathan’s continued good health and all-round well-being.

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