Jonathan greets Gowon at 86

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Former President Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has felicitated with Ex-Head of State Gen. Yakubu Gowon on the occasion of his 86th birthday, describing him as a statesman who has contributed so much to Nigeria’s progress and unity.

Dr. Jonathan who stated this in a goodwill message to Gowon also prayed for God to continue to grant the former Head of State peace strength and sound health.

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In the goodwill message he personally signed, the former President said: “It is with great joy that I join your family, friends and well-wishers to celebrate with you on the occasion of your 86th birthday.

“You are a statesman and a Nigerian hero who has continued to contribute to our nation’s progress and unity, even after many years of retirement from service.

“Your relentless crusade for a more peaceful and prosperous Nigeria has continued to inspire hope and patriotism in our people. Many Nigerians see you as a role model to present and future generations of leaders, because of your modesty and principled stand on issues of morality, equity, and accountability.

“ My family and I pray God continues to uphold you in peace, strength and sound health.  Congratulations, Your Excellency.”

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