Buhari Hails Goodluck Jonathan at 61

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former President Goodluck Jonathan as he turns 61 on November 20.

The president, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Monday, joined Nigerians in sending warm greetings to the former President.

Buhari stated that the life journey of the former president remains an inspiration to every young Nigerian of the possibilities that await anyone willing to learn, work hard and participate in making the country great.

The president further congratulated the former president on the publishing of his memoir, “My Transition Hours”, which would be launched as part of ceremonies marking his birthday.

He, therefore, encouraged Nigerians to follow the same example of sharing their experiences in writing.

The president prayed that the Almighty God would strengthen the president, grant him a long life and bless his family.

Jonathan will be launching his new book on Tuesday in an event that will feature dignitaries from across Africa with President Buhari invited as the special guest of honour.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, chairman of the event, with guests of honour to include former Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama, Ibrahim Babangida and presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar.

Presidents Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire, Faure Gnassingbe of Togo, Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and Adama Barrow of Gambia are also expected as special guests.

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