5th March, 2012
President Goodluck Jonathan has written to congratulate former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the occasion of his 75th birthday anniversary which comes up on Monday, 5 March 2012.
In the letter which he personally signed on Sunday, President Jonathan said he joined the former president’s family, friends and well-wishers to thank Almighty God for the life of fulfilment and uncommon accomplishment which He has blessed you (Obasanjo) with.
“You have spent virtually all of your adult life in dedicated patriotic service to our fatherland: as an accomplished officer in our nation’s army; as a military commander who played a historic role in effecting the end of the unfortunate civil war; as a military Head of State who ushered in civil democratic governance; and later serving two terms as a democratically-elected president, and helping to consolidate the democratic process in our country. Today you are the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the ruling, and by far the largest political party in Nigeria.
“Through it all, you have demonstrated exceptional courage, steadfast commitment and abiding faith in the unity, peace, stability and prosperity of the Nigerian nation.
“It is gratifying to note that you stand ready to continue to avail us of your wise counsel at all times.
“On behalf of my family, the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I congratulate you on this milestone and wish you many more years of fulfilment,” the President said while wishing Obasanjo happy birthday.