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Jonathan Congratulates Shagari On His 89th Birthday, Commiserates With Emir Of Kano On Death Of Tafidan

Source: pointblanknews.com

President Goodluck Jonathan has written to congratulate Nigeria's first

democratically-elected Executive President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari on the

occasion of his 89th birthday, tomorrow, Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

In a letter addressed to the former President at his residence in Sokoto,

President Jonathan praised his 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,” President Jonathan wrote.
President Jonathan wished Alhaji Shehu Shagari a very happy birthday and

also conveyed assurances of his highest consideration and warm personal

regards to the former President.
The President has also written to commiserate with the Emir of Kano,

Alhaji Ado Bayero on the death last Friday of the Tafidan Kano, Alhaji

Tijani Abubakar.
“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,” President Jonathan wrote.
He prayed that Almighty Allah will grant the Emir, Alhaji Tijani's family

and the people of Kano the fortitude to cope with the painful loss of the

Tafidan.