The Former Governors Forum (FGF) has warmly congratulated a former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, who it described as a consummate politician, an indefatigable and outstanding Nigerian, on his 85th birthday anniversary.
According to a statement jointly signed by the chairman of the Forum and former governor of Niger State, Muazu Babangida Aliyu (Talban Minna), and deputy chairman and former Ogun State governor, Senator (Otunba) Gbenga Daniel, a copy of which was obtained by LEADERSHIP, the FGF noted that Obong Victor Attah is a worthy statesman and a nationalist.
The Forum also described the former governor as imaginative and bold, adding that his vision and tenacity in engineering and executing laudable programmes have been a reference point for a generation of Akwa Ibom people.
“Born to the renowned Udo-Adiaha Attah family in Akwa Ibom, Obong Victor Attah diligently pursued his goals, becoming one of the most experienced and successful architects in Nigeria, with background experience spanning different continents of the world. A professional in politics, Obong Victor Attah worked hard and meritoriously as the Governor of Akwa Ibom State 1999-2007.
“Imaginative and bold; his vision and tenacity in engineering and executing laudable programs has been a reference point for a generation of Akwa Ibom citizens. Not many Nigerian of his generation, has had visible and undeniable impact on their community like Obong Victor Attah.
“Avuncular and cerebral; at the same time humble in dispositions, his mentorship in political leadership, intellectual property and architecture covers a large number of Nigerians. We join the good people of Akwa Ibom State and other Nigerians in wishing a worthy statesman and a nationalist a happy birthday,” they stated.