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Okowa celebrates Gowon at 86

By Monday Osayande, Asaba
20 October 2020   |   4:05 am
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State yesterday congratulated former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd), on his 86th birthday.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State yesterday congratulated former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd), on his 86th birthday.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika, the governor described Gowon as a symbol of national unity.

According to him, the ex-military ruler’s template of Reconciliation, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction after the civil war of 1967 has remained the cornerstone of stability in the country.

Okowa lauded Gowon’s nation-building efforts, recalling that it was part of the process of fostering enduring unity in the country that he created the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

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