President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has reiterated his immense appreciation of Chief Tony Anenih’s steadfast dedication and commitment to peace, unity and progress in Nigeria.
Writing to felicitate with Chief Anenih on the occasion of his 81st birthday tomorrow, August 4, 2014, President Jonathan also applauded the elder statesman’s leadership qualities, courage and forthrightness.
“On behalf of my family, the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and on my own behalf, I extend very warm felicitations to you as you turn 81.
“Your uncommon leadership qualities, courage, forthrightness, and evident faith in the peace, unity, progress, and prosperity of our dear nation have seen you remain one of Nigeria’s most highly respected political icons over the years.
“You have constantly given unstinting support to our Administration and patriotic service to the Fatherland. For this, we remain eternally thankful,” the President wrote.
He prayed that God Almighty will continue to bless Chief Anenih with many more years of fulfillment and enduring well-being.
The President has similarly written to congratulate Dr. (Mrs.) Stella Okoli on her 70th birthday, extolling her courageous life of uncommon accomplishments and selfless service to others.
“On behalf of my family, the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and on my own behalf, I extend very warm felicitations to you on the occasion of your landmark 70th birthday anniversary.
“Your life of uncommon accomplishments, lived with unwavering commitment to the highest ideals of diligence, selfless service, courage, and abiding faith, is an enduring source of pride and inspiration to generations of Nigerians – male and female.
“I join your family and friends in thanking Almighty God for your life and praying that He continues to protect and prosper you, even as He blesses you with robust health and many more years of abiding fulfillment,” President Jonathan wrote.
He wished her very happy birthday anniversary celebrations.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
August 3, 2014