President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has eulogized Shehu Shagari as a committed patriot and outstanding leader, saying that the present administration will continue to count on the former President’s support and solidarity.
Writing to felicitate with Mr. Shagari on the occasion of his 90th birthday, which comes up Wednesday, February 25, President Jonathan prayed that Almighty Allah would continue to bless the former President with good health and long life.
“It is with profound joy that I write on behalf of my family, the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and on my own behalf, to express very warm felicitations to you,” Mr. Jonathan said.
“I join your family, friends and well-wishers to thank Almighty Allah for His continued guidance, protection and provision for you in the past ninety years of a life of forthrightness and outstanding leadership with which He has blessed you.
“It is gratifying to note that our Administration can continue to count on the solidarity and support of accomplished, highly respected statesmen and committed patriots like you as we vigorously pursue our national transformation efforts.
“As you celebrate this historic day, it is my prayer that Almighty Allah continues to prosper you and imbue you with robust health as you continue to give of yourself in the service of our dear nation,” the President wrote to Alhaji Shagari.”
He wished him very happy birthday celebrations.