In a message issued by Ikechukwu Eze who is the media adviser to Jonathan on February 24, Jonathan said Shagari’s commitment to peace and development was an inspiration to a lot of Nigerians.
“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.”
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR