President Jonathan Felicitates with Gowon at 79News Friday, October 18th, 2013
President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Nigeria’s former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon as he turns 79 on Saturday.
In a statement issued by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the president, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President wished him many more years of good health and fulfilling service to the nation.
He thanked Gen. Gowon for his steadfast support for the present administration. He said: “As you mark your 79th birthday anniversary, I write to felicitate with you on behalf of my family, the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“It is gratifying to note that, your other onerous responsibilities notwithstanding, you have steadfastly demonstrated unwavering support for our administration and a willingness to readily avail us of your time and wise counsel whenever occasion has demanded.
“I join your family, friends and admirers in praying that Almighty God continues to bless you with robust health and many more years of fulfilling service to our nation and humanity at large,” the statement stated.
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