By Ahamefula Ogbu
President Goodluck Jonathan has felicitated with famous musician and Evangelist, Ebenezer Obey who turned 70 years yesterday, saying he was worthy of celebration as his music feat would remain evergreen on the minds of Nigerians.
Jonathan praised the evangelist for his focus which led to the formation of his band at the age of 22 from which time he has pursued programmes of excellence which has distinguished and made him a household name in the country.
A statement from the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr, Reuben Abati said, “It is with utmost pleasure that I write to convey, on behalf of my family, the government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, our warm felicitations to you on the landmark occasion of your 70th birthday anniversary.
“Yours is truly a life genuinely worthy of celebration. Right from the formation of your first band at the age of 22, you diligently pursued creative and productive excellence in your chosen musical career. It was no surprise, therefore, that within only a few years, yours had become one of the most easily recognisable names across the length and breadth of our nation, and beyond.
“Your songs remain evergreen in the hearts of generations of Nigerians who will always cherish the twin emotions of blissful enjoyment and profundity of thought which they evoked.
“Your venture into full-time evangelism and propagation of the Word through music has been accomplished with the same degree of uncompromising commitment to professional excellence,” President Jonathan wrote”.
Jonathan wished his good health, more years and happy celebrations