Jonathan Salutes Shagari On His 89th Birthday, Commiserates With Emir Of Kano On Death Of Tafidan
BEVERLY HILLS, February 24, (THEWILL) - President Goodluck Jonathan has written to congratulate Nigeria's first democratically-elected Executive President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari on the occasion of his 89th birthday, on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, his spokesman Reuben Abati said in a statement.
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.
The statement said, President Jonathan 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.