The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) rejoices with His Excellency, General Yakubu Gown on his 87th Birthday Anniversary ceremony. In a letter signed by General Secretary, Barr. Daramola Joseph Bade, the association congratulated the General and thanked him for his service to the nation. Read the statement below:
We congratulate You Sir.
God has been so gracious to You Sir since your days in the military especially when the mantle of leadership of this nation fell upon You, as a young Star, You did not disappoint God, the military and the populace in spite of the three years of civil war. And despite your retirement from the public office, You still humbled yourself to go to school for the academic pursuit and acquisition of your Ph.D.
Nigeria enjoyed the best of the economy under your administration. Your efforts in keeping Nigeria One and sustaining it can never be forgotten in a hurry. Your reconciliatory prowess after the civil war that brought out the popular say of NO VICTOR NO VANGUISHED brought a sweeten balm to the polity.
Your love for our Fatherland has not diminished as it is being manifested in the NIGERIA PRAYS which has become a catalyst for our unity and peace despite all the threats occasioned by the menace of terrorists, bandits and criminal herdsmen, to our survival as a nation.
It is not a mere coincidence that Your Excellency share the same birthday with Her Royal Majesty, the Queen of England, whose love for her people too can be compared with yours.
Our prayers for Your Excellency is that God will continually renew your strength, and grant You long life in good health, sound mind and all round prosperity in Jesus Name.
We urge everybody to Go On With One Nigeria.
Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Long live Pa General Yakubu Gowon.
Congratulations, Your Excellency Sir.
Barr. Daramola Joseph Bade
CAN’s General Secretary.