Nigerian President Celebrates With Mrs Awolowo On 99th Birthday


On Monday November 24, the nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan felicitated with late Obafemi Awolowo's widow, Chief (Mrs) Hannah Dideolu Awolowo on her 99th birthday anniversary billed for tuesday.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, Jonathan and his family joined millions of admirers of the late nationalist, renowned political leader and sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, in wishing his “Jewel of Inestimable Value” a very happy birthday celebrations. According to Abati, the president looked forward to celebrating her 100th birthday with her next year.

The statement read: “President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan heartily congratulates Chief (Mrs.) Hannah Dideolu Awolowo on the joyous occasion of her 99th birthday anniversary, tomorrow, Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

“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.

“The President prays that God Almighty will grant Chief (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 and progress.

“President Jonathan looks forward to personally participating in the celebration of Chief (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 Chief (Mrs.) Awolowo with remarkable longevity will grant her continued good health and very memorable birthday celebrations.”


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