Jonathan felicitates with Gen Abdulsalami at 77

FORMER President Dr Goodluck Jonathan has felicitated with ex-Head of State Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar on the occasion of his 77th birthday.

According to a statement by Jonathan’s media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, on Thursday, the former President in a goodwill message he personally signed described Abdulsalami as a promoter of peace and national cohesion.

The former President also highlighted Gen Adulsalami’s role in midwifing the Fourth Republic, describing it as a testament to his patriotism and selflessness.

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The message said: “As a statesman, you have dedicated your life to promoting peace and national cohesion not just in Nigeria but across Africa.

“Your role in the military-to-civilian transition, as a Head of State in 1998 – 1999 which birthed the Fourth Democratic Republic in Nigeria is a testament to your patriotism to our Country.

“Through your selfless service, you have deepened the conversation for national rebirth by leading the crusade for a peaceful nation.

“I pray that Allah grants you your heart desires and may you enjoy more glorious years of peace, health, and joy as you celebrate.”