Abuja – President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulate former President Shehu Shagari, who will turn 89 on Tuesday.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, said Jonathan personally wrote the congratulatory message to the former president.
He said Jonathan in the letter, praised shagari’s continued dedication to the unity and well-being of the nation.
“On behalf of the government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and on my own behalf, I write to felicitate with you as you celebrate your 89th birthday anniversary.
“May Almighty Allah ceaselessly prosper you and bless you with robust health as you continue to give of yourself in the service of our dear nation,” the president wrote.
Abati said that Jonathan wished Shagari a very happy birthday and also conveyed assurances of his highest consideration and warm personal regards to the former president.
The spokesperson said that the president had also written to commiserate with the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, on the death of the Tafidan Kano, Alhaji Tijani Abubakar. Last Friday.
“On behalf of the government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and on my own behalf, I write to commiserate with Your Highness, the people of Kano Emirate, and the entire people of Kano State on this sad loss.’’
Abati said the president prayed that Almighty Allah would grant the Emir, Alhaji Tijani’s family and the people of Kano the fortitude to cope with the painful loss of the Tafidan. (NAN)