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Shagari is an immense blessing, says Jonathan

Shagari is an immense blessing, says Jonathan
February 24
21:59 2016
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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has described Shehu Shagari as an “immense blessing” to the nation, saying he recorded outstanding achievement as the nation’s first executive president.

Shagari is 91 on Thursday.

In his congratulatory message, Jonathan said the second republic president’s long-standing commitment to peace and development would continue to inspire many Nigerians to offer their best to the nation.

“I wish to, most compassionately, congratulate you on your 91st birthday,” Jonathan said in a statement.

“I am glad the Almighty Allah has blessed you with long life and good health, in line with your selfless dedication to noble causes and human progress.

“You have been of immense blessing to Nigeria while serving her in various capacities as a teacher, nationalist, politician and statesman.

“The nation will continue to be grateful to you because of your vision, wisdom, democratic ideals and outstanding achievements as president.

“Your altruism, patriotism and long-standing commitment to peace and development will continue to inspire many Nigerians to offer their best to their country.”

The former president prayed to God to grant Shagari more productive years “to see our dear nation progress in peace, unity and prosperity”.

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