“Be fair-minded in assessing public figures”, Buhari tells Nigerians
NEWSMAN, Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has advised Nigerians to be just and fair minded in their assessment of public figures
He made this known during the 81st birthday celebration of Mamman Daura, his close ally.
According to the President in a message issued by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari said “Daura’s contributions to the development of the country overshadow perceived flaws. 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”.
Buhari who described Daura as a veteran of Nigeria’s political history and active participant in its development, said the revered journalist and public administrator is needlessly misunderstood, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported.
The President described him as “a dedicated public servant, consummate administrator, and one of our worthiest gentlemen who is widely misunderstood by so many. Daura’s experience is not unusual because many great men are not appreciated, which stems from the cynical obsession of many of his critics”.
“Mamman Daura is a thoroughbred public administrator with an all rounded knowledge and experience in life and government. It’s impossible to sit down with Daura without gaining from his vast experience, knowledge and wisdom”, he added.
“As you celebrate the ripe age of 81, may Allah bless you with better health and longer life in the service of Nigeria and mankind. You are a fountain of inspiration and an inexhaustible reservoir of knowledge. We are proud of your invaluable support. “I wish you more abundant blessings from God. Happy birthday’’, Buhari said to Daura.