Wase congratulates Gen. Gawon at 85

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Ahmed Idris Wase has felicitated with Nigeria’s former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon on the occasion of his 85th birthday.

In a congratulatory message signed by his chief Press secretary, Umar Muhammad Puma, Wase said the contributions by the elder statesman towards peace building, national reconciliation and reconstruction has demonstrated that he is a detribalized leader, committed to the wholesome growth and development of the country.

He recalls Gowon’s sacrifice and dedication as Head of State during Nigeria’s civil war, which led to the preservation of our statehood, adding that he would continue to be a true statesman and source of inspiration to us all, especially at a time when the sovereignty and integrity of our nation are being threatened by insurgency and separatist agenda.

He appealed to Nigerians to emulate the sacrifice, zest and patriotism of Gen. Gowon, by promoting the unity of Nigeria through their words and deeds, and also imbibe values such as compromise and reconciliation, which Gen. Gowon has passionately lived for and promoted after the civil war.

The Deputy Speaker prayed for many more years in good health in the service of humanity; filled with peace and good health.

Umar Muhammad Puma

Chief Press Secretary to the deputy speaker,

House of Representatives

18 October 2019

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