Gowon @ 82: Gowon Is Symbol Of Genuine Statesmanship, Patriotism – Dogara

Dogara, Buhari and Gowon during the council-of-state meeting in 2015
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has paid a
glowing tribute to former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon,
describing him as an inspirational leader and symbol of genuine
patriotism and statesmanship.
a message to mark General Gowon’s 82nd Birthday, issued by his Special
Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan and made available to THE PRECISION,  Speaker Dogara
hailed the former Head of State for his relentless commitment to the
unity and indivisibility of Nigeria. 

His Excellency, General Gowon has been known for demonstrating uncommon
patriotism, courage, vision and statesmanship as well as genuine
commitment to national unity and integration both during his active
years as a head of government  and even now as an elder statesman.” 
described Gowon as a peace-maker and fine Military officer who worked
for the preservation of the nation’s unity by bringing together all the
constituent regions of Nigeria and keeping the country one after the
unfortunate civil war.
unwavering commitment, excellent leadership disposition, vision as well
as  his ability to galvanize the broad spectrum of Nigerian society are
testimonies of the success of his popular slogan, ‘To keep Nigeria one
is a task that must be done,’ and his unequivocal love for peace,
harmony and corporate existence of the country.” 
congratulating General Gowon on the occasion of his 82nd birthday, the
Speaker  prayed that God grant the elder statesman more years of
excellent health, wisdom and selfless service to God, country and

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