Wow! Throwback Photo of Ex Head of State, Yakubu Gowon and His Wife as a Young Couple Goes Viral Online

Wow! Throwback Photo of Ex Head of State, Yakubu Gowon and His Wife as a Young Couple Goes Viral Online

A previously unseen photo of Yakubu Gowon has surfaced online and has gotten many people talking about it. General Yakubu Gowon is the former head of state of Nigeria who ruled from 1966 to 1975. He is renowed for helping to stop the break-away of Eastern Nigeria from the country.

 
Gowon took power after one military coup d’état and was overthrown in another.
Recently, a new photo of the former Nigerian leader emerged on social media showing him as a young man.
See the photo below:
The former Head of State is pictured above with his wife of 47 years as a young couple in 1969. That was the same year they got married.