Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and principal officers of the National Assembly were absent when officers and men of the Presidential Brigade of Guards held a special parade to mark President Muhammadu Buhari’s 74th birthday on Saturday, according to a Daily Post report.
The parade was held at the forecourt of the President’s office inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Speaking with newsmen, Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonishakin, said, “We are celebrating the birthday of the President and we wish him well and good health.
“We wish him all the goodness of God as he pilots the affairs of our nation to greater heights.”
Those in attendance included the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal; Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari; Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali; Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammed Bello; and Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, among others.
No reason was given for the absence of Osinbajo and Aisha.