President Goodluck Jonathan has felicitated with former head of the Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan, on the occasion of his 79th birthday anniversary.
The president, in a statement signed by his spokesman, Reuben Abati, said Nigeria owed the former head of state a huge debt of gratitude for his immense contributions to national development.
“On behalf of my family, the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I write to felicitate with you on the occasion of your 79th birthday anniversary, tomorrow, May 9, 2015”, Mr. Jonathan wrote to Mr. Shonekan.
“Over the years, you have always readily given of yourself to the cause of peace, stability, growth and development in our country, Nigeria. For this, we owe you an enduring debt of gratitude”.
The President wished Mr. Shonekan a very happy birthday and prayed that God Almighty would continue to guide and bless him.
In the same vein, President Jonathan has felicitated with Jim Nwobodo, who celebrates his 75th birthday tomorrow (today).
In a congratulatory letter to the former Governor of the old Anambra State, the president noted that Mr. Nwobodo had every cause to celebrate and thank God Almighty for His benevolence on the joyful occasion of his 75th birthday anniversary.
“In a life that has seen you reach the apex of your entrepreneurial, public service and political endeavours, there is great cause for you, members of your family, your many associates, protégés and well-wishers to thank Almighty God for His benevolence upon you”, the president wrote.
“As you deservedly celebrate this landmark, it is my prayer that Almighty God continues to bless you with robust health and many more years of happiness”.
He wished him very happy birthday celebrations.