General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd), Grand Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (GCFR) was born on December 17, 1942, in the town of Daura in the former Katsina province of the then Northern Nigeria.
He is happily married to Aisha Muhammadu Buhari and has eight children.
He attended primary school in Daura and Mai’adua from 1948 to 1952, before proceeding to Katsina Middle School in 1953.
He also attended the Katsina Provincial Secondary School (now Government College, Katsina) from 1956 to 1961 and then moved to the Nigerian Military Training School, Kaduna in 1963.
In October of the same year, he was sent to the officers’ Cadet School in Aldershot in the United Kingdom and was thereafter commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1963 and posted to the 2nd Infantry Battalion, Abeokuta as Platoon Commander in 1963.
From 1963 to 1964, he was sent for further training on the Platoon Commanders’ Course at the Nigerian Military College, Kaduna.
Buhari, a man with a high level of discipline, who shuns materialism, has zero tolerance for corruption.
Hence, he beats his chest publicly that he has never stolen a kobo of public funds in all the positions he has occupied and challenged anyone, who has evidence to the contrary, to unveil so.
Indeed, he is a man with a passion for selfless service, which he has promised to discharge to the good people of Nigeria if given the mandate in 2015.
Happy Birthday General Buhari! Wish you long life, in good health and prosperity!