Anenih, great asset to Nigeria —Jonathan

FORMER president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has described former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT), Chief Tony Anenih, who turns 83 today, as a great asset to Nigeria.

In a congratulatory letter to Anenih, dated August 3, 2016, Jonathan noted the elder statesman’s “wisdom, patriotism and time-honoured commitment to the strengthening of democracy and national growth.”

The one-page letter read: “I wish to most sincerely congratulate you on your 83rd birthday. I am glad the Almighty God has blessed you with the grace of long life and good health, in accordance with your manifest dedication to national development.

“There is no doubt that you have been a great asset to our dear nation while serving her in various capacities, especially in the critical areas of politics, peace building and security systems.

“Nigerians and the people of your home state will continue to be grateful to you because of your wisdom, patriotism and time-honoured commitment to the strengthening of our democracy and national growth. You are a natural leader of the people and you have demonstrated that clearly over the years.”