President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as he turns 61 today.
Buhari said the former president remains an inspiration to every young Nigerian of the possibilities that await anyone willing to learn, work hard and participate in making the country great.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said Buhari, while congratulating Jonathan on the publishing of his memoir, My transition hours, which will be launched as part of ceremonies marking his birthday, today, encouraged Nigerians to follow same example of sharing their experiences in writing.
Buhari prayed that the Almighty God will strengthen Jonathan, grant him longer life and bless his family.
In a related development, president Buhari also congratulated former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, on his 80th birthday.
The president said he joined family members, friends, professional colleagues and political associates of the former governor in celebrating the many years of service to God and humanity, and obvious impact of his leadership style.
“As an architect with versatile and global working experience,” Buhari commended “the strategic thinking and planning of Obong Attah and his cabinet in shaping the infrastructural development of Akwa Ibom, which still remains one of the most hospitable and attractive states for tourists in the country.”
The president affirmed that “Attah’s contribution to architectural development has been most remarkable, and historical, especially when he served as president of the Nigerian Institute of Architects.”