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Gowon: A patriot at 85 – Oyetola 

Date Posted: October 19, 2019 at 11:40 am

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the State of Osun has congratulated the former Head of State,  Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd), on his 85th birthday anniversary. 
 
He described the former leader as a patriot and commended him for his steadfastness in displaying an uncommon high sense of commitment to achieving a united Nigeria. 
 
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan on Saturday, the governor noted that most of Gowon’s legacies were enduring and had direct impact on the lives of  young Nigerians.
 
The governor said: “But for the NYSC scheme introduced by the Gowon’s administration, I probably would never have been to a town called Postikum in present day Yobe State.
 
“I am proud to say that I taught at the Staff Training Centre during my one-year mandatory youth service. And it is an experience I relish with pride.
 
“Your Excellency sir, you have remained committed to the peace, unity and progress of Nigeria. Your recent visit to our dear state bears further testament to that. We will forever remain grateful to you. 
 
“On behalf of the Government and People of The State of Osun, I wish you a happy birthday and many more years of the good life and service to Nigeria and humanity in sound health and vitality,” the governor said. 

 

Ismail Omipidan
Chief Press Secretary to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola 
19/10/19
 
 
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