The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) on Wednesday congratulated retired Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, a former Minister of Defence, on his 83rd birthday.
Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau and Chairman of NGF, conveyed the congratulatory message via a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs (DOPA), Dr Makut Machan, in Jos.
Lalong described Danjuma as one of Nigeria’s finest soldiers, a philanthropist and statesman who had done a lot to promote the unity, peace and development of the country.
The governor also noted that Danjuma, throughout his military career, demonstrated professionalism, gallantry and patriotism, while defending Nigeria’s territorial integrity in the various responsibilities he held.
“The celebrant has impacted on the lives of many citizens through his business mentoring initiatives and philanthropic lifestyle that had enabled many young people to start businesses and acquire education that has overtime helped them to be independent.
“His unwavering faith in Nigeria and consistency in offering wise counsel to various levels of government and support to organisations and institutions toward building a united, prosperous and peaceful Nigeria is glaring,” he said.
Lalong, who wished Danjuma more years of good health and God’s protection, added that the Northern Governors would continue to tap from his wealth of experience in their efforts to tackle insecurity and address other challenges facing the region.