Nigerian President felicitates with former Governor at 70

By Timothy Choji, Abuja

Major General Lawrence Onoja celebrates 70th birthday.

The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with a former Governor of Plateau and Katsina states, Major General Lawrence Onoja, who turns 70 on August 10.

President Buhari sends warm greetings to family, friends and former professional colleagues of the cerebral military officer on this auspicious occasion of his birthday.

Years of hard work
He recognised General Onoja’s ”many years of hard work and sacrifice to the nation as he served in strategic positions in the army and as Governor of two states.”

The President extols General Onoja’s sense of patriotism and relentless effort in contributing to the growth of the nation by accepting to serve on the board of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the National Institute of Sports, and consistently remaining active in the political sphere.

As he turns 70, President Buhari believes General Onoja’s keen appetite for knowledge, which saw him earning a doctorate in International Law and Diplomacy, and the wisdom that comes with age, will be further “translated into serving the country he loves so much.’’

The President prays that the almighty God will bless General Onoja with longer life and strength to keep contributing to the growth of the nation.


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