Delta State Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has congratulated former President of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Jonathan as he clocks 66 years.
In a congratulatory message by his Chief Press Secretary, Sir Festus Ahon, Oborevwori lauded the former Nigerian leader for his indubitable accomplishments in peace and international mediations.
According to him, Jonathan’s growing stature in global diplomacy and the promotion of democracy and peace throughout Africa is both significant and inspiring for him and Nigeria.
He said that the former president’s excellent and praiseworthy role as the ECOWAS peace envoy in Mali had persisted.
The Governor stressed that Jonathan’s selfless behaviour and calm demeanour, coupled with his leadership by example, contributed to the improvement of elections and the institutionalisation of democracy in Nigeria and throughout Africa.
“On behalf of the Government and people of Delta, I congratulate our leader and statesman, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, as he celebrates his 66th birth anniversary.
“It gives me great pleasure to honour you, Your Excellency, for your outstanding contribution to the growth of democracy in both our beloved nation and Africa at large.
“As President of Nigeria, you oversaw an administration that respected the rule of law and protected the right to free expression.
“As our beloved former President clocks 66 years old today, it is my prayer and that of all Deltans and Nigerians that God continue to strengthen him in his devotion to ensuring better peace, good governance, and long-lasting democracy in Africa.
“It is also our prayer that Almighty God grants him excellent health and long life so that he can continue to serve humanity to the fullest,” he said.