Centenary Awards: Northern Govs salute past Nigerian leaders



babangida_aliyu_chief_servenat 600The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) has paid tribute to past Nigerian Heads of State and Presidents who will be honoured as outstanding promoters of unity and national development by President Goodluck Jonathan, describing them as “true sons of the nation’s founding fathers.”
Chairman of the forum and Governor of Niger State, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu said from General Gowon through General Babangida to ex-President Yar’Adua, the former leaders impacted positively on their chosen professions and went on to preside over Africa’s most influential nation- because of their rare vision and good leadership.
“If our past leaders had not been selfless and proactive, Nigeria would not have attained the height it has reached, and Nigerians would have been the worse for it,” said a statement signed by Governor Aliyu’s spokesman, Danladi Ndayebo.
The forum said it is no longer news that our past leaders rose through the ranks to reach the highest echelon of their professions by sheer hard work, perseverance and honesty.
The forum said the main lesson to be learnt from the lives and times of our past leaders is for Nigerians to imbibe the virtues of hard work, honesty, selflessness and the fear of God.
It then prayed God to grant the former leaders excellent health, courage and many more years of selfless service to Nigeria and humanity.

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