President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Malam Mamman Daura as he marked his 81st birthday, describing him as “a dedicated public servant, consummate administrator, and one of the countries worthiest gentlemen who is widely misunderstood by so many.
In a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the president on media and publicity Mallam Garba Shehu, The President said Mamman Daura is a thoroughbred public administrator with an all rounded knowledge and experience in life and government.
According to President Buhari, it’s impossible to sit down with Daura without gaining from his vast experience, knowledge and wisdom.
The President noted that among Daura’s unappreciated virtues are his humility, compassion and zeal to provide mentoring to many who are privileged to be with him or close to him.
President Buhari, who also described Daura as a veteran of Nigeria’s political history and active participant in its development, said that the revered journalist and public administrator is needlessly misunderstood.
He added that Daura’s experience is not unusual because many great men are not appreciated, which stems from the cynical obsession of many of his critics.
President Buhari advised Nigerians to be just and fair-minded in the assessment of public figures like Mamman Daura whose contributions to the development of the country overshadow perceived flaws.
He stated that as Mammam Daura celebrate the ripe age of 81, he prayed that Allah bless him with better health and longer life in the service of Nigeria and mankind, Stressing that he is a fountain of inspiration and an inexhaustible reservoir of knowledge.
President Muhammadu Buhari wishes Mamman more abundant blessings from God. And a happy birthday.