Plateau Speaker salutes Gowon at 85

The Speaker, Plateau State House of Assembly, Abok Ayuba, has congratulated a former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retd), on the occasion of his 85th birthday.
In a congratulatory message issued by his Director of Press, Bulus Atang, on Saturday in Jos, the speaker described Gowon as a “rare gem”.
He also described the former Nigerian leader as a detribalised and selfless leader and bridge builder, whose dedication, commitment and immense contributions to the growth and development of the nation remained indelible.
Ayuba recalled the key roles played by Gowon in ensuring a united Nigeria, adding that his track records in nation building were still very visible and valid in the history of the country.
He urged the current Nigerian leaders to emulate Gowon in all ramifications, by working towards making the country better.
The speaker prayed God to grant Gowon more beautiful years and grace to continue working for a peaceful and united Nigeria.