Brigadier General Yakubu Rimdan celebrates 80th Birthday In Jos
By Golok Nanmwa,Jos
Brigadier General Yakubu Domven Rimdan the Ubangarin Gani On Saturday turned 80 years old and he celebrated it with friends and family .
Speaking to newsmen in Jos Rimdan who is a lover of humanity, said he is a privilege to be alive .
He expressed gratitude to God for the grace he enjoyed over the years .
In his words ,”It is not easy to turn 80 years, i am a happy man with no regrets . .
He however lamented the high level of insecurity in the country .
He also call on government at all levels to rise and tackle the high level of poverty and rate of unemployment in the country .
“I call on government to create job opportunities and also address the frightening state of insecurity in the country,” stressing that the insecurity and unemployment were gradually getting out of hands.
He called for the introduction of policies and programmes that will generate employment opportunities to the teeming youth.
“This cannot be over emphasised, considering unemployment is the major challenge in the economy”
He also condemned the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreigners living in South Africa.
He urged Nigerians not to lose hope in the ability of the country to emerge among the world’s greatest nations, but rather team up with government to bring about positive changes that would ensure progress and development.
He said there was a strong need for Nigerians to cohabit in love and be extremely tolerant of others .
Brigadier General Yakubu Domven Rimdan was born on the 5th of October 1939 in Pil gani district of Langtang North local government area to Mallam Domven Rimdan aka Mallam Long .
He is the first male child of Domven Rimdan family ,hence making him the father ,head and general overseer of the Rimdan family
General Rimdan is a sports lover ,in his youth he played hockey for Nigeria , in football he excelled playing for the Nigeria army and the then Northern lions ..
He is married and blessed with 8 biological children and seven grandchildren and as a family head ,he is further endowed and entrusted to superintend over scores of wards, cousins ,Nephews and Nieces ,Sons and Daughters in law .
A birthday kitty played at the Lamingo Golf Course for General Rimdan rtd saw prominent personalities like the Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong , former chief of Air staff Air Marshal Jonah Wuyep amongst others playing to celebrate him .
Nanzing Rimdan of the sons of the rtd General who spoke to our correspondent described his father as a disciplinarian , he said i celebrate with my mentor on his 80th birthday Wishing many happy returns to the person who taught me how to pursue my goals.
“My father has been a great inspiration to me .” he added .
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