President Goodluck Jonathan has sent a birthday greeting to the former Nigerian President, Alhaji Shehu Aliyu Usman Shagari as he clocked 90 tomorrow, saying that Shagari is a committed patriot and outstanding leader.
The President said that his administration will continue to count on the former President’s support and solidarity even as he wished that God will 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.
“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.” [myad]