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Former Head Of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar Turns 75 Today

Former Head Of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar Turns 75 Today

Former military President of Nigeria, Abdulsalami Abubakar is a year older today.

The retired Army General was born on June 13, 1942 and is largely celebrated for successfully transmitting power from military to Civilian rule.

Gen. Abubakar was able to transfer power to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on May 1999 after a year of serving as Military President.

Nigeria also adopted a new constitution during his reign, which allowed for multiparty elections.

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