He said further: “I wish to, most compassionately, congratulate you on your 91st birthday.
[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″] “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 further prayed to God to grant Shagari more productive years “to see our dear nation progress in peace, unity and prosperity.”