He said that the former president had continued to give patriotic and unrelenting service to the country and humanity.
He also stated that Obasanjo had contributed hugely to the peace and unity of Nigeria, adding that the former president had maintained a consistent voice on the issues of Nigeria and Africa.
Commending him for his efforts at re-building Nigeria, the governor said that Nigeria recorded the best economic reforms during the administration of Obasanjo.
According to him, it was during his tenure that reforms that repositioned banking, communication and health sectors, and even Pension matters, were introduced and paved way for the revolution of the Nigerian economy.
“On the occasion of your 84th birth anniversary on Friday, I heartily rejoice with you and your family on behalf of the Government and people of Delta.
“As a country, Nigeria benefited immensely from your leadership at various times as several key infrastructures and economic reforms were the hallmarks of your leadership.
“Even at 84, you have continued to give yourself to the service of our nation through your fatherly advice.
“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, guidance, protection and enduring provisions.
“I wish you, our dear father, a well-deserved 84th birth anniversary celebration,” Okowa said.
In a similar development, the managing director of the Kingdom Computer Services, King Tonnison has also congratulated the gallant former president for his bravery in handling the Nigeria crisis. Tonnison prays
that God will continue to strengthen our dear OBJ as he is fondly called. “may God continue to strengthen you and protect you as you celebrate your 84th birthday today and always. wishing you many happy returns” he said.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has praised former President Obasanjo as a patriotic leader, global figure and exceptionally energetic administrator, who has made immeasurable contributions, both as a military leader and as democratically elected president, for the survival, unity, stability and development of the nation.
A statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary or the party on the occasion of Obasnajo’s 84th birthday, on Friday, the party noted that as a military leader, Chief Obasanjo fought for the unity of Nigerians during her turbulent hours as well as making immense personal sacrifices for the return of democratic rule with the birthing of the Second Republic in 1979.
The party observed that 20 years after, as a democratically elected president, on the platform of the PDP, Chief Obasanjo further united the nation with the entrenchment of democratic values of all-inclusiveness, rule of law, respect for the constitution, regard for the sensibilities of Nigerians as a people, transparency in governance and establishment of various institutions for good governance in all critical sectors of national life.