As former President Goodluck Jonathan turns 61 on Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari has described him as an inspiration to young people.
In a statement announcing his warm greetings to his predecessor in office, Buhari on Monday expressed his belief that the life journey of the former President remains an inspiration to every young Nigerian of the possibilities that await anyone willing to learn, work hard and participate in making the country great.
Signed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), the statement said President congratulated Dr Jonathan on the publishing of his memoir, ‘My Transition Hours,’ which will be launched as part of ceremonies marking his birthday, encouraging Nigerians to follow same example of sharing their experiences in writing.
President Buhari prayed that the Almighty God will strengthen Dr Jonathan, grant him a long life and bless his family.
The President also felicitated with the foremost architect and former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, on his 80th birthday anniversary which comes up on Tuesday.
President Buhari joined family members, friends, professional colleagues and political associates of the former governor in celebrating the many years of service to God and humanity, and obvious impact of his leadership style.
A separate statement issued by Adesina noted that as an architect with versatile and global working experience, the President commended the strategic thinking and planning of Obong Attah and his cabinet in shaping the infrastructural development of Akwa Ibom, which still remains one of the most hospitable and attractive states for tourists in the country.
President Buhari affirmed that Obong Attah’s contribution to architectural development has been most remarkable, and historical, especially when he served as President of the Nigerian Institute of Architects.
The President prayed to the almighty God for longer life, good health and more wisdom for the former governor to continue serving the country and humanity.