Former Head of State, Yakubu “Jack Dan-Yumma Gowon, became Nigeria’s youngest Head of state when he mounted the saddle at the age of 32 on July 29, 1966.
He ruled during the Nigerian Civil War which caused the death of almost three million people.
General Gowon married former Miss Victoria Zakari, a trained nurse, in 1969 at a glamorous ceremony officiated by Seth Irunsewe Kale at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Lagos.
He celebrated his 85th birthday on October 19, 2019.
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