He defined Tukur as an older statesman whom he recognizes, appreciate and also appreciate his sterling top qualities.
“His records at Ports Authority where he was once Chief Executive Officer and also as guv of obsolete Gongola State are especially remarkable.
“Though, we belong to different political parties, his commitment to democracy, good governance in Nigeria and his contributions to party politics over the years are remarkable,” he said
The APC leader hoped to Almighty Allah to give Tukur more years and also health.
“As he transforms 85 today, I beseech Almighty Allah to proceed to imbue him with health and also durable power.
“May He grant him more years to continue in the service of our country and humanity,” he said