Jonathan Felicitates With Gowon At 79

GEJ-GOWONPresident Goodluck Jonathan has felicitated with Nigeria’s former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, who attains the age of 79 on Saturday.

In a congratulatory letter to General Gowon, which was signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President thanked the former Head of State for his steadfast support for the present administration, and wished him many more years of good health and fulfilling service to the nation.

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,” he stated.