Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated former President Olusegun Obasanjo on his 76th birthday.
This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Dr Reuben Abati.
The statement quoted the president as saying that Nigerians remained indebted to Obasanjo for his efforts at ensuring peace, stability and development of the country.
``On behalf of my family, the government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and on my own behalf, I write to express warm felicitations to you on the occasion of your 76th birthday anniversary which comes up on Tuesday, March 5th 2013.
``Over the years, you have always readily given yourself to the cause of the peace, stability, growth and development of our country, Nigeria. For this, we owe you an enduring debt of gratitude.
``As you celebrate with family, friends and well-wishers, I pray that Almighty God continues to guide, guard, and prosper you, even as He blesses you with many more years of robust health and abiding fulfilment,” Jonathan said.