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Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, extends warm congratulations to the esteemed elder statesman and former military governor of Oyo State, Major General David Medayese Jemibewon (Rtd), on the occasion of his 82nd birthday. The governor takes this opportunity to commend and appreciate Major General Jemibewon’s significant contributions to the nation-building process.

Lovetvnews Nigeria reports that governor Yahaya Bello acknowledges the profound impact Major General Jemibewon has had on various aspects of Nigeria’s governance and development. His unwavering commitment to the betterment of society, demonstrated through his patriotic and selfless service during his military career, serves as an inspiration to both present and future generations of leaders.

Governor Bello expresses, “As we honor Major General Jemibewon with 82 salutes, we celebrate a remarkable individual whose dedication to the nation remains an enduring legacy. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to him for his numerous achievements and milestones in service to Nigeria. His exemplary leadership and selfless devotion continue to inspire us all. May his wisdom and contributions continue to guide and shape the future of our great nation.”

Furthermore, Governor Bello deeply appreciates General Jemibewon’s tireless contribution to the development of Okunland in particular and Kogi State in general. He sends his prayers and well-wishes, hoping for God’s continuous blessings of good health and long life upon the elder statesman.

Born 20 July 1940, Major General Jemibewon served as military governor of the now defunct Western State between August 1975 and March 1976 during the military regime of General Murtala Muhammed. He was governor of Oyo State after it had been created from part of the old Western State between March 1976 and July 1978 during the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo. Jemibewon later served as Minister of Police Affairs in the cabinet of President Olusegun Obasanjo after the return to democracy between 1999 to 2000.

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