By Egena Sunday Ode
President Muhammadu Buhari has commended former President Goodluck Jonathan for what he described as “a life of service that has brought honour and goodwill to the country.”
Buhari’s commendation was contained in a felicitation message to Jonathan on his 63rd birthday. The former President turns 63 on November 20.
In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari recalled the climb of the former President on the political ladder as well as the dedication that has earned him the role he’s has played in restoring peace to the Republic of Mali.
The statement read: “On behalf of the Federal Government and Nigerians in general, President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with former President Goodluck Jonathan on his 63rd birthday, November 20, 2020, congratulating him for a life of service that has brought honour and goodwill to the country.
“The President notes, with appreciation, the peculiar and remarkable climb of the former president on Nigeria’s political ladder, and dedication that has kept him working most recently as ECOWAS envoy to bring peace to the Republic of Mali.
“As the former Nigerian President turns 63, President Buhari prays that the Almighty God will grant Dr Jonathan longer life, good health and more wisdom to keep serving the nation and humanity.”