THE Northern Governors Forum has felicitated with elder statesman and former Minister of Defence, Gen. T.Y. Danjuma as he marks his 84th birthday.

In a statement on Thursday, Chairman of the Forum and Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, on behalf of his colleagues, congratulated Danjuma, describing him as one of Nigeria’s most patriotic citizens.

The statement which was signed by Lalong’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Macham Makut, the governors eulogized Danjuma for his role in defending the territorial integrity of the country at different times especially during his time in the military.

The statement read in part, “Lalong also commended Gen. Danjuma for his contributions to building the Nigerian Armed Forces and stabilising the polity, having served as the Chief of Army staff and later, Minister of Defence as well as Chairman, Presidential Advisory Council at various times.

“The Northern Governors, while wishing him more years of good health and God’s protection, called on him to continue to offer his philanthropic services to the people as well as his wealth of experience and assistance towards the peace, progress and prosperity of the Northern region and Nigeria as a whole.”

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