President Jonathan Congratulates Late Awolowo’s Wife As She Turns 99

President Jonathan Congratulates Late Awolowo’s Wife As She Turns 99 [PHOTO, TWEETS]

By Chidinma Unigwe | Sub Editor on November 25, 2014
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President Jonathan Felicitates with H.I.D. Awolowo's As She Clocks 99
President Goodluck Jonathan with wife of the late nationalist, political writer and statesman, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Mrs Hannah Awolowo who turns 99, today, Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

Wife of the late nationalist, political writer and statesman, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.Mrs Hannah Awolowo turns 99, today, Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

President Goodluck Jonathan had issued  a r congratulatory message contained in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, on Monday, November 24, 2014,  in Abuja.

Below is the statement:

“President Jonathan and his family join millions of admirers of the late nationalist, renowned political leader and sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo in wishing his “Jewel of Inestimable Value” very happy birthday celebrations.

“He prays that God will grant Mrs Awolowo many more years of worthy service as the matriarch and moral compass of the great Awolowo political dynasty which continues to play a commendable role in national development.

“President Jonathan looks forward to personally participating in the celebration of Mrs Awolowo’s landmark 100th birthday next year to honour the highly-revered spouse of one of Nigeria’s famous founding fathers.

“He prays that God Almighty who has blessed Mrs Awolowo with remarkable longevity will grant her continued good health and very memorable birthday celebrations.”

Find tweets by the presidential spokesperson below:

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