Obi honours Chikelu at 90

The Vice presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election, Mr. Peter Obi, has celebrated a former Minister of Petroleum Resources and Elderstatesman, Pa Gilbert Chikelu, on his 90th birthday.

In his congratulatory message, Obi said that he was delighted to celebrate the elderstatesman who, he said, had greatly contributed to the nation, having served in different capacities.

Obi said that he sincerely wished Owelle Gilbert Chikelu more health and happiness in life.

Describing Chikelu as a father, Obi said that he was happy with all God had done for and with him in the country, while urging him to continue to lay good examples for the younger generations.

"Dear Daddy, as you celebrate your birthday today, I thank God for His blessings on you, as are evident on your achievements and legacies in our nation. May God bless you with more health, peace and happiness", Obi wished Chikelu.

Pa Gilbert Chikelu, who also holds the title of Owelle Ichida, is an economist and administrator, who served as; Permanent Secretary in different ministries at different times.

He was also minister for Petroleum Resources; president of different national and international societies, and Chairman of different national and international bodies.

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