Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has congratulated former Vice President of Nigeria and Elder Statesman, Dr Alex Ekwueme as he clocks 85 years on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
In a statement issued in Asaba by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, Governor Okowa eulogized the former Vice President for his patriotic and unrelenting service to the nation.
He said: “On the occasion of your 85th birthday anniversary today Saturday 21st of October, 2017, I write to heartily rejoice with you and your family on behalf of the Government and people of Delta State.
“In the past 85 years of a life of outstanding accomplishment and great personal fulfillment, you have not only served our nation at the highest levels with an uncommon sense of patriotism and unwavering dedication, you have also brought great pride to Nigeria through your exemplary and pioneering efforts as the Doyen of Architecture in Nigeria.”
Governor Okowa noted that Nigeria again tapped from Ekwueme’s wealth of experience when he served meritoriously as first elected Vice President between 1979-1983.
“I join your family, friends and well-wishers to thank Almighty God for your life and to pray that He continues to bless you with robust health and imbue you with His continued guidance, protection, and enduring provision.”
The Governor wished Dr Ekwueme “a very well deserved happy birthday”.