General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma, the civil war veteran, the coup maker, former chief of army staff, former defence minister, big corporate player, oil magnate and one of Nigeria’s rich men will be 75 years old on Sunday 9 December.
Fondly called TY by his compatriots, his net worth is estimated at $600 million, according to Forbes. Some say Forbes arithmetic may actually be an under-estimation of his true assets.
If we use the 70th birthday as a marker, we expect the General to mark this birthday, in a more lavish manner, along with his wife, Daisy, a former Senator.
Tributes are pouring in for the retired army general.
One of them came from the Northern Governors’ Forum, whose chair, Gov. Babangida Aliyu of Niger, in a statement said that Danjuma made positive impact in his chosen career.
In the statement signed by Mr Danladi Ndayebo, Chief Press Secretary to Aliyu, the governor said Danjuma made the impact because of his rare vision and good leadership.
“Were Gen. Danjuma not as visionary and courageous as he is, the Nigerian Army would not have attained the height it reached, and Nigeria would have been the worse for it.
“It is no longer news that Gen.Danjuma rose through the ranks to reach the highest echelon of the military by hard work, perseverance and honesty and used his office to preserve the oneness of Nigeria,” he said.
Aliyu said the forum is proud to be associated with Danjuma’s achievements, especially his efforts at keeping Nigeria one.
P.M.NEWS wishes the general a happy day!
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