Monday, 20 October 2014

Pres. Jonathan Congratulatory message to Gen. Yakubu Gowon on his Birthday.

General Yakubu Gowon news

Yesterday, Gen. Yakubu Gowon celebrated his birthday at Abuja with GEJ and other important dignitaries in attendance.
In his message, Goodluck Jonathan describes General Yakubu Gowon as a worthy, steadfast and iconic feature of Nigerian history. Jonathan notes the significant role General Yakubu Gowon played in “successfully managing and guiding Nigeria through an unfortunate civil war, out of which it emerged as an even stronger and more united nation.”

“As you deservedly celebrate this noteworthy anniversary on Sunday, October 19th, 2014, I join your family, friends, protégés and well-wishers in celebrating you and thanking Almighty God for the unique and richly fulfilled life He has blessed you with these past 80 years,” President Jonathan’s message to General Yakubu Gowon reads, in part.

“Over the years, you have continued to use your exalted position to engender bridges of love and harmony across the country; availing successive governments of your wise counsel, and demonstrating your unwavering faith and willingness to partner with us in our quest to bequeath to our collective posterity, a nation of which we can all be proud. Nigeria owes you a huge debt of gratitude.”

The President wished Yakubu General Gowon very happy 80th birthday celebrations, and prayed that Almighty God will continue to bless, guide and protect him.

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