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Ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan Felicitate With Gen. Yakubu Gowon

FORMER President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday felicitated a former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, on the occasion of his 89th birthday, describing him as an inspiring and humble leader.


Jonathan, in a goodwill message he personally signed and sent to journalists by his spokesperson, Ikechukwu Eze, affirmed that Gowon “has contributed immensely to the unity, peace and development of Nigeria.”


The former President commended Gowon for his commitment to the cause of advancing the nation and mobilizing citizens toward national reconciliation.

Jonathan said, “I join your family, numerous friends, and well-wishers to thank God Almighty for it has pleased Him to grant you wisdom, long life, and the grace of service. You have been an inspirational leader and patriotic statesman who has contributed immensely to the unity, peace, and development of Nigeria.

“As a leader, you have continued to offer yourself for national service long after leaving office; mobilizing citizens towards prayer and national reconciliation. As you celebrate, I wish you more fulfilling years in sound health, peace and joy.”

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