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Jonathan congratulates Babangida at 75

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Former President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has congratulated

ex-military Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), on his 75th

birthday, describing him as a great leader and statesman who had

displayed ample commitment to the nation's unity and growth.

In a letter of felicitation personally signed by the former President,

Jonathan noted that Nigerians would continue to pray for Babangida's

good fortune because of his exemplary service to his fatherland.

He said further: 'I wish to, sincerely, congratulate you on your 75th

birthday. I am pleased to share in your joy as you celebrate the

Almighty God for the blessing of a long life and good health.

'You served your nation in various capacities as a distinguished

officer and Head of State, to the best of your abilities, for which

Nigerians would continue to pray for your good fortune.

May the Almighty Allah grant you more fulfilling years as an eminent

statesman to continue to lend your experience, knowledge and wisdom to

our dear nation as it seeks to make progress in all facets of national

development. Happy birthday Your Excellency.'