Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has congratulated, Shehu Shagari, the nation’s first executive president on his 91st birthday.
In his congratulatory message, Jonathan said the second republic president, who clocked 91 on Thursday, had a long-standing commitment to peace and development which would never be forgotten in a hurry.
According to him, Shagari’s legacy would continue to inspire many Nigerians to offer their best to the nation.
The message read, “I wish to, most compassionately, congratulate you on your 91st birthday.
“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,” Jonathan said in a statement.
Jonathan prayed God to grant Shagari more productive years to see Nigeria progress in peace, unity and prosperity.