Jonathan Felicitates With Shonekan, Nwobodo
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has felicitated with the former Head of Interim National Government (ING), Chief Ernest Adegunle Shonekan as he clocks 79 today.
The President also congratulated the Second Republic Governor of old Anambra State, Chief Jim Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo, who turns 75 today.
In a statement on his behalf by his spokesman, Reuben Abati, the President noted that the two leaders have made indelible contributions to the political and economic development of the country.
To Shonekan, Jonathan said Nigeria owes him a huge debt of gratitude for his immense contributions to national development.
The statement issued yesterday, reads: “On behalf of my family, the government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I write to felicitate with you on the occasion of your 79th birthday anniversary, tomorrow, May 9, 2015.
“Over the years, you have always readily given of yourself to the cause of peace, stability, growth and development in our country, Nigeria. For this, we owe you an enduring debt of gratitude.”
The President wished Chief Shonekan a very happy birthday and prayed that God Almighty will continue to guide and bless him.
In a congratulatory letter to Chief Nwobodo, President Jonathan noted that he has every cause to celebrate and thank God Almighty for His benevolence on the joyful occasion of his 75th birthday anniversary.
“In a life that has seen you reach the apex of your entrepreneurial, public service and political endeavours, there is great cause for you, members of your family, your many associates, protégés and well-wishers to thank Almighty God for His benevolence upon you.
“As you deservedly celebrate this landmark, it is my prayer that Almighty God continues to bless you with robust health and many more years of happiness,” President Jonathan wrote to Chief Nwobodo.