President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday prayed fervently for former head of state, Gen Yakubu Gowon saying God should keep on granting the elder statesman robust health and more years of fulfilling service to the country.
According to the president, Gowon has remained steadfast in giving unrelenting support to the present administration led by him, as well as unalloyed readiness to render timely and wise counsel whenever occasion demanded.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, noted in a statement that President Goodluck Jonathan personally wrote to felicitate with former military ruler who clocked 79 today.
“In a congratulatory letter to General Gowon, President Jonathan thanked him for his steadfast support for the present administration, and wished him many more years of good health and fulfilling service to the nation,” Abati stated.
The presidential spokesman further quoted the president as writing: “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 …
Source: Leadership Newspaper NG