President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has congratulated the matriarch of the Awolowo family, Hannah Dideolu Awolowo, on the occasion of her 99th birthday anniversary on today.
An Aso Rock statement said the President 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.”
Jonathan prayed for God to grant 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?”, added the statement issued by presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati.