Gowon, Obasanjo, others eulogise Esuene at 70

By Our Reporter

Two former Nigerian leaders – General Yakubu Gowon and Chief Olusegun Obasanjo – were among eminent citizens who showered encomiums on the wife of the late military administrator of defunct South Eastern State, Mrs. Helen Esuene.

Others included two ex-Senate Presidents Bukola Saraki and Senator David Mark, as well as a former Information Minister, Professor Jerry Gana and former Akwa Ibom State Governor Obong Victor Attah.

They gathered at the Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort, Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, to celebrate the former Minister of Environment and one-time senator for Akwa Ibom South (Eket) on her 70 birthday celebration.

Gowon, who was the special guest of honour, described Mrs Esuene as a virtuous and humble woman who supported her husband, the late Brig.-Gen. Udoakaha Jacob Esuene, to bring unity and stability to Nigeria.

The former Head of State said the celebrant has lived an exemplary and sacrificial life, adding that she was among the wives of…

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