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Northern Governors congratulate Joda @ 90, laud contribution to public service



The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) on Friday congratulated Alhaji Ahmed Joda on his 90th birthday.

Chairman of the forum and Plateau Governor, Simon Lalong, in a message to Joda on Friday in Jos, said he had contributed immensely to the nation’s socio-economic development.

Lalong, in a statement issued by Dr Makut Macham, his Director of Press and Public Affairs, celebrated the dedication of Joda to responsibilities.

He said Joda left an indelible mark in the public service of the country.

He said Joda had made tremendous impact in the discharge of his duties as Permanent Secretary, a Journalist and Chairman of many public and private institutions.

The NGF chairman said that the Northern Region was grateful to the elder statesman for his passion toward the development of the region and the nation.

According to him, Joda remains a role model for the younger generation to emulate.

He said Joda’s drive for excellence, integrity, loyalty, justice and patriotism had made him outstanding as a nationalist and true believer in the unity of Nigeria.

Lalong said the forum would continue to pray to God to grant Joda good health and strength to contribute more to  the development of the nation.

Edited By: Shuaib Sadiq and Abdullahi Yusuf

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