Atiku Wants Funds Earmarked For His Birthday Adverts Deployed To Idps, Charitable Causes
SAN FRANCISCO, November 10, (THEWILL) – Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has urged his family, friends and associates to deploy the resources earlier earmarked for signed congratulatory adverts to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, and other charitable causes.
A statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by Atiku’s media office explained that this is in response to media enquiries about the 70th birthday celebrations of the ex-vice president.
The Turakin Adamawa said he wanted his friends and associates to celebrate him in the service of humanity instead of devoting money to adulatory and self-glorifying advert messages.
He explained that God has been “wonderfully kind to him for sustaining his life and keeping him in good health to witness yet another birthday event”.
Atiku stated that giving back to humanity has been his passion and that his friends and associates can honour him better if they spend their resources on charitable causes to celebrate his special day.
“My special Day, and indeed the season is one of reflection, of thanksgiving and prayers; of inestimable gratitude to God for attaining this milestone,” he said.
The former vice president stated that touching lives of others is the best expression of gratitude to God for His boundless favours and blessings.
“I will forever cherish your prayers for more years in good health to enable me undertake whatever assignment God and humanity have set for me,” the chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, said.