Promise Odejide, Ilorin
President Muhammadu Buhari has fecilitated the immediate past president of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on the occasion of his 65th birthday, which comes Sunday, November 20.
The former military head, in a congratulatory message via his media adviser, Femi Adesina, on Saturday in Abuja, enumerated the giant strides of the former Bayelsa governor which according to him has immensely contributed to the development of the nation.
Buhari was full of praises for Dr Goodluck Jonathan for trading his personal ambition for the betterment of Nigeria, which has endeared him to Nigerian populace and the world as an agent of peace, by carrying on his legacy of truce and amity to many countries.
Buhari joined the family, particularly his wife, Patience, and mother, Eunice, in celebrating another milestone in the former president’s life.
Buhari said Jonathan’s political life is characterized by the mercies and grace of the Almighty God, starting as deputy governor, 1999-2005, governor, 2005 -2007, vice president, 2007-2010 and president, 2010-2015.
According to him, the friendliness, loyalty, and humility of Jonathan have over the been a gateway for opportunities to serve humanity and charting a course for the astute politician to develop human capital.