He eulogised the former head 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 forum 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 for 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 also commended him for his humanitarian work of reaching out to the less privileged in healthcare delivery interventions, peace building and other critical areas through his Yakubu Gowon Foundation.
He wished him many more years of good health, peace and tranquility.(NAN)