Northern Governors Forum congratulates Yakubu Gowon @87

The Northern Governors has felicitated with former of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, as he marks his 87th birthday.

The of the and Gov. of Plateau, Simon Lalong, congratulated Gowon in a message issued his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Makut Macham on in Jos .

He eulogised the former of state, saying “he is a great personality who served the nation with uncommon loyalty, simplicity, fairness and courage particularly during trying moments.”

He said the was proud of the Gowon, who in addition to his role of promoting peace and good governance around the world, remained a unifying factor and consistently mobilised prayers the peace, progress and development of Nigeria.

“Gowon is a believer in the unity and diversity of Nigeria; he has contributed immensely toward ensuring that the nation remains prosperous and indivisible.”

He thanked the former Nigerian leader standing up the truth and supporting various governments through quality counsel and advocacy social justice.

He also commended him his humanitarian work of reaching out to the less privileged in healthcare delivery interventions, peace and other areas through his Yakubu Gowon Foundation.

The urged him not to relent in offering his wisdom and to the and Nigeria at large, saying it would foster good governance.

He wished him many more years of good health, peace and tranquility.(NAN)