Centenary Awards: Northern Govs salute past Nigerian leaders



babangida_aliyu_chief_servenat 600The States Governors Forum (NSGF) has paid tribute to past Nigerian 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.”
of the forum and Governor 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 past leaders had not selfless and proactive, Nigeria would not attained the height it has reached, and Nigerians would the worse for it,” said a statement signed by Governor Aliyu’s spokesman, Danladi Ndayebo.
The forum said it is no longer that past leaders rose through the ranks to reach the highest echelon of their professions by sheer hard , perseverance and honesty.
The forum said the main lesson to be learnt from the lives and times of past leaders is for Nigerians to imbibe the virtues of hard , 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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