President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 congratulated former President Shehu Shagari who turns 90 on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, describing his as a patriot and dedicated leader.
President Jonathan who spoke via a press statement issued by Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to Mr. President on Media and Publicity, said his administration will continue to count on the unwavering support of the ex-President.
President Jonathan further congratulated Shagari, praying that Almighty Allah blesses him and grants him many more years on earth.
The statement read: “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,” the President wrote.