Former President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated ex-military Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), on his 75th birthday, describing him as a great leader and statesman who had displayed ample commitment to the nation’s unity and growth.
In a letter of felicitation personally signed by the former president, Jonathan noted that Nigerians would continue to pray for Babangida’s good fortune because of his exemplary service to his fatherland.
He said further: “I wish to, sincerely, congratulate you on your 75th birthday. I am pleased to share in your joy as you celebrate the Almighty God for the blessing of a long life and good health.
“You served your nation in various capacities as a distinguished officer and Head of State, to the best of your abilities, for which Nigerians would continue to pray for your good fortune.
“May the Almighty Allah grant you more fulfilling years as an eminent statesman to continue to lend your experience, knowledge and wisdom to our dear nation as it seeks to make progress in all facets of national development. Happy birthday, Your Excellency.”