President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, wrote to congratulate former head of state, Gen Yakubu Gowon who turned 79 on the 19th of October 2013.
Read what he says
“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.”