Ex military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, celebrates birthday as he turned 84 years today.
Gowon was born on the 19th of October 1934. He became the Head of State 1966 after a military coup d’etat against the regime of Colonel Aguyi Ironsi and he was in power till 1975. One of the achievement of Gowon regime that is still remember till date is how he successfully prevented Biafran secession during the 1967-70 Nigerian Civil War.
During the Civil War, Nigeria went through the ugly battle of unity to keep the Nation together, and up till date, millions of Nigerians still praise Gen. Yakubu Gowon for doing all he could to keep the country together.
In celebration of this ICON, we will be sharing some throwback pictures of him.