Governor of Adamawa state, Sen Mohammed Umaru Jibrilla Bindow, felicitates with former Head of state, Gen yakubu Gowon (rtd), on the occasion of his 83rd birthday, describing him as “icon of unity, peace and development of Nigeria”.
In a statement by his SA Media and publicity, Macauley Hunohashi, Sen Jibrilla Bindow said the former Nigerian leader is a modest and humble statesman who lives an exemplary lifestyle.
He recalled that, “it was Gen Yakubu Gowon who held the country together during her trying times, which was occasioned by our unfortunate civil war, hence the need to celebrate the icon”.
Sen Jibrilla Bindow noted that his humility, nationalistic fervour, pan-africanism and moral rectitude are qualities worthy of emulation by aspiring leaders.
He prayed for long life, added wisdom and good health for Gen yakubu Gowon @ 83.