Former President Dr Goodluck Jonathan has felicitated ex-Military President Gen. Ibrahim Babangida on the occasion of his 82nd birthday.
Dr Jonathan, in a statement issued on Wednesday by his special adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, described Babangida as a distinguished statesman and leader who has made significant contributions towards the development of Nigeria.
In the goodwill message, the former President joined the family, friends and well-wishers of the ex-military leader to pray for his long life in good health.
He stated: “I am delighted to join your family and friends across Nigeria to celebrate you on the occasion of your 82nd birthday.
“You are a distinguished statesman and patriot who has served our nation Nigeria faithfully and has contributed so much to the development and economic advancement of the country. Years after leaving office, you have remained an inspiration and a role model to many people and have continued to diligently promote peaceful co-existence and national unity.
“I pray for more strength, sound health and peace as you celebrate. On behalf of my family, I wish you a happy birthday. Congratulations, Your Excellency.”