May 8, 2021

Birthday: President Buhari Congratulates Prof Jerry Gana @ 75

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President Muhammadu Buhari has eulogied Prof. Jerry Gana on his 75th birthday celebration.

In a statement signed by Femi Adesina, special Adviser to the President, media and publicity, Buhari applauded him for his good works in Nigeria, “congratulating him for a life of service to country, humanity and God, with many reasons to be thankful”

Read the full statement below:

PRESIDENT BUHARI GREETS PROF JERRY GANA AT 75

President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with Prof. Jerry Gana on his 75th birthday, congratulating him for a life of service to country, humanity and God, with many reasons to be thankful.

The President joins family, friends and associates of the scholar, politician and administrator, who came into national and global limelight at an early age, and passionately threw himself into public service, working variously as head of institutions, including Directorate of Food, Roads and Rural Infrastructure (DFRRI), Mass Mobilization for Social Justice and Economic Recovery and Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Information and Culture and Cooperation and Integration.

President Buhari believes Prof Gana’s zeal to see the country grow clearly distinguishes him, urging more commitment with his experience, knowledge and wisdom.

The President prays that the former minister will continue to find favour with God for longer life, good health and strength.

Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
November 30, 2020

Jerry Gana is Nigerian scholar, politician and one time Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 1983 then Director for the Directorate of Food, Roads and Infrastructure (DFRRI).He was the director of the Mass Mobilization for Social Justice and Economic Recovery, popularly known as MAMSER under Ibrahim Babangida, then Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources, in the Interim National Government under Ernest Shonekan. Later he became Minister of Information and Culture under General Sani Abacha, then Minister of Corporation and Integration in Africa under Olusegun Obasanjo as well as being Minister of Information and national Orientation. He also served as Political Adviser to Olusegun Obasanjo, before announcing plans to run for president in June 2006.

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