In the event of his birthday, Maj Gen IBM Haruna (rtd) received a Birthday Card signed by the Rt. Hon Speaker of the Nigerian Youth Parliament, Rt. Hon Mubarak Mijinyawa who described him as a friend to the Parliament and a Star to Watch in the history of Nigerian Army.
The Speaker wrote "The Leadership of the Nigerian Youth Parliament wish you a prosperous birthday full of joy and happiness.
You have lived an exemplary service life worthy of emulation.
I wish I can make it down to your birthday in person but I can't due to flight restrictions.
I wish you a successful celebration"
The Speaker added.