Jonathan hails Babangida at 70

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Ibrahim Babangida
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has written to congratulate former President Ibrahim Babangida on the occasion of his 70 th   birthday which comes up tomorrow, August 17, 2011.

In a letter to General Babangida, President Jonathan prayed that God Almighty will bless him with “many more years of robust health, prosperity and continued distinguished service to our nation”.

“Looking back over the past 70 years, I am sure that you, your family and indeed your larger family of associates and admirers do have cause to be grateful to Almighty God for having granted you a life of great accomplishment and abiding fulfillment.

“You did not only rise to the pinnacle of your chosen career in the military, you also rose to become President of Nigeria for eight years,” President Jonathan wrote.

He wished General Babangida very happy and memorable 70 th   birthday celebrations.