President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan sent a congratulatory message to Chief (Mrs.) Hannah Dideolu Awolowo as she marks her 99th birthday today, Tuesday, 25 November.
The message was communicated to HID Awolowo, through the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Reuben Abati, saying that: “President Jonathan 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.”
Furthermore, the statement said:
“The President prays that God Almighty will grant Chief (Mrs.) 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 also expressed his interest in participating in the celebration of “Chief (Mrs.) Awolowo’s 100th birthday next year to honour the highly-revered spouse of one of Nigeria’s famous founding fathers.”
The President also prayed that “God Almighty who has blessed Chief (Mrs.) Awolowo with remarkable longevity will grant her continued good health and very memorable birthday celebrations.”