Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has felicitated business mogul and elder statesman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu who turned 79 on Saturday.

Umahi also congratulated the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, who also turned 65 on Saturday.

The governor’s felicitation is contained in a statement signed by the Ebonyi Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Uchenna Orji.

Umahi in the statement, noted that the government and people of Ebonyi acknowledged Iwuanyanwu’s massive contributions to the growth and development of the South- East zone and the entire country.

“We thank God for your graceful age and for making you a strong voice for the cause of humanity.

“Your contributions to the socio-economic development of Nigeria and concern for a united nation are sterling virtues, worthy of celebration,” the statement read.

The governor said that, the state will always identify with Iwuanyanwu’s achievements and conveyed the warm regards of the government and people of Ebonyi.

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Umahi also congratulated the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha at 65, noting that, the people appreciate his numerous contributions to the development of Ebonyi.

“Your birthday presents an ample opportunity to celebrate your virtues of kindness, devotion to humanity and integrity in public service.

“You have been a detribalised, God-fearing and charming personality, virtues that have endeared you to people of all strata,” he said.

He noted that, the Ebonyi people celebrate with Mustapha over God’s grace upon him and wished him greater accomplishments in future. (NAN)