Ex-President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has felicitated with former
President Alhaji Shehu Shagari who clocked 93 years this Sunday,
describing him as a formidable patriot and exemplary statesman.
In a goodwill message to the nonagenarian, Jonathan praised Shagari as
a humble leader who set standards in selfless service.
A statement by Dr. Jonathan’s spokesman Mr. Ikechukwu Eze, quoted the
former President as describing Shagari as an elder statesman whose
conduct in and out of office is worthy of emulation.
The statement read:
“I write, on behalf of my family, to express very warm greetings to
you on the occasion of your 93rd birthday.
“I am glad the grace of Almighty Allah which led you to set standards
in selfless service has kept you healthy in old age.
“You are an exemplary leader and elder statesman whose humility,
patriotism, peaceful disposition and vision for a great nation will
continue to inspire Nigerians across generations.
“I wish you more years in good health and sound mind for you to
continue to do good for humanity.”
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