Plateau State Governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong stated former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (Rtd) has made huge sacrifices in the direction of nation-building and international peace.
Lalong in a press release by way of his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Makut Simon Macham throughout the 85th birthday celebration of Gen. Gowon, described him as a distinguished statesman.
This is as Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State additionally congratulated the previous Head of State, on his 85th birthday anniversary, describing him as a patriot that has displayed an unusual excessive sense of dedication to attaining a united Nigeria.
Said Lalong “General Gowon is a uncommon reward, not solely to the State however to Nigeria and the world at massive due to his exemplary way of life and large sacrifices in the direction of nation-building and international peace.
“Gen. Gowon is a distinguished Statesman, Gentleman, Prayer Warrior, and Bridge Builder, who continues to provide inspiration and hope for the Nation as it wades through its challenges.”
Lalong who wished Gen. Gowon good well being, God’s grace and divine power, urged him to not relent in deploying his wealth of expertise and information within the pursuit of unity and nationwide integration.
The Governor says Plateau State is happy with the previous Head of State whose sense of obligation and duty all through his navy profession and different nationwide and worldwide assignments stay a shining instance for generations to return.
Osun state governor in a press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan on Saturday, famous that almost all of Gowon’s legacies had been enduring and had a direct affect on the lives of younger Nigerians.
The governor stated: “But for the NYSC scheme launched by the Gowon’s administration, I most likely would by no means have been to a city known as Potiskum in present-day Yobe State.
“I’m proud to say that I taught on the Staff Training Centre throughout my one-year obligatory youth service and it’s an expertise I relish with delight.
“Your Excellency sir, you might have remained dedicated to the peace, unity, and progress of Nigeria. Your current go to to our expensive state bears additional testomony to that. We will endlessly stay grateful to you.