Veteran columnist and preacher, Femi Aribasala has drawn attention to what he called “miracle of miracles,” noting that while Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari celebrated his 77th birthday few days ago on December 17th, her younger sister, Hajiya Rakiya Adamu, is celebrating her 84th birthday this week.
Aribasala who took to her twitter handle, @femiaribasala to point out the oddity, said only a miracle could explain it.
“MIRACLE OF MIRACLES, Our dear president, Muhammadu Buhari, recently celebrated his 77th birthday. Similarly, his younger sister, Hajiya Rakiya Adamu is celebrating her 84th birthday this week. This is nothing short of a miracle,” Aribasala noted.
President Buhari had on Tuesday, December 17, celebrated his 77th birthday, having been officially born on the day in 1942.
However, controversy has continued to surround his age, with many suggesting that he might be older than he claims.
Some have noted particularly that while Buhari who was military head of state between 1983 and 1985, was senior in the military to Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida who succeeded him in office via a coup, and was presumably older, today, Babangida who was born on August 17,1941 is officially older than the president.