Buhari reminded the celebrant in a statement on the occasion of Atukum’s 80th birthday anniversary to give his advice to the administration when the need arises.
Buhari described him as “one of the most dedicated military officers that had served under him as Head of State.”
The Nigerian leader noted that his old ally belonged to a crop of officers whose zeal for duty and patriotism was impressive and worthy of emulation.
The President said he was impressed that Atukum put professionalism and patriotism above other interests in the service of Nigeria.
“I appeal to you not to hesitate to offer us your invaluable advice whenever necessary,” Buhari told the elder statesman.