Atiku@75: Why I don’t like celebrating birthdays

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has said he does not like celebrating birthdays.

Atiku clocked 75 years on Thursday.

Atiku spoke in Bauchi while inaugurating a 4.2-kilometre Gombe Road-Maiduguri Bypass named after him by Governor Bala Mohammed.

“Today, I read with emotions your birthday greetings to me. I don’t normally like celebrating birthdays. But here you are today, making me celebrate my birthday with a birthday cake and birthday bull.

“I never had it in my life like this.

“Your Excellency, words alone are not enough for me to describe how I feel today.

“I want to appeal to the good people of Bauchi State to support their governor. Give him all the support that he needs as you can see that if you give him the support, he will also serve you very well.

“He is not a governor that is actually ruling or governing you. He is a governor who is serving you,” he said.

Atiku also blamed the Federal Government for the spate of insecurity and unemployment among the youth.

He said the Federal Government has not done enough to provide security and jobs for Nigerians.

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