Ex-President Jonathan congratulates Gov. Mohammed at 63



Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has felicitated Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state on the occasion of his 63rd birthday, describing him as a patriot who was committed to peace and national development.

In a goodwill message he personally signed, on Tuesday, in Abuja, Jonathan commended Mohammed for his efforts at improving the lives of the people of Bauchi state.

The former president also appreciated God for preserving Mohammed’s life and prayed to the Almighty to strengthen him “for more accomplishments in national service and nation building.”

“I join your family, friends, the government and people of Bauchi state, to congratulate you on the occasion of your 63rd birthday.

“You are a politician who, through service and patriotism, has ascended the lofty heights and prominence in Nigeria; serving both in the executive and legislative arms of government, at different times.

“As the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) during my administration, you displayed great dedication and loyalty to our cause of national transformation, and dutifully acquitted yourself in your area of assignment.

“As the Governor of Bauchi State, you have been committed to delivering good governance and improving the lives of your people,” Jonathan wrote.

He prayed to God to grant Mohammed sound health, peace and wisdom, as he aspires for more accomplishments in national service and nation building. (NAN)