The Northern Governors Forum has congratulated Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Gida Mustapha, on his 65th birthday, describing him as an accomplished technocrat, lawyer and politician with tremendous passion for the development of Nigeria.
Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong in a message said the Secretary to the Government of the Federation carries an enviable record of dedicated service to humanity, passion for human capital development, commitment to ideals of truth, justice and patriotism, as well as embraced people from all backgrounds in the journey of his life.
He said these attributes have been visible in his political and professional career by greatly influencing his achievements since being appointed to head the nation’s bureaucracy by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Lalong said Boss Mustapha remains a shining example of humility, transparency, mobilization, and commitment, particularly in his current assignment of spearheading Nigeria’s response against COVID-19 where he has galvanised the nation to put up a robust fight against the pandemic.
While wishing him many more years of good health, God’s protection and greater service to the nation, Lalong said the Northern Governors Forum will continue to work with him for the growth of the Northern region and the entire country, particularly in addressing some of the challenges that have retarded progress and unity.
He also advised him to remain focussed and never allow his faith in God or cherished principles to waiver no matter the situation.