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Ex-President Jonathan celebrates Shagari at 92

Ex-President Jonathan celebrates Shagari at 92

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has described his predecessor, Shehu Shagari, as a man pf honour and unmatched dignity.

Ex-President Jonathan celebrates Shagari at 92

Ex-President Jonathan describes Shagari as a man of honour.

Shagari, who was sent out of the presidency in a coup that brought in Muhammadu Buhari, then a major-general in the army in 1983, turned 92 on Saturday, February 25.

PM NEWS reports that in a statement by his media adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, in Abuja, former President Jonathan said Shagari left an enduring legacy as president.

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He also described Shagari as been an inspiration to generations of Nigerians through his patriotism, selflessness, simplicity and unwavering commitment to the peace and unity of Nigeria.

He said: “You diligently served your nation as a teacher, parliamentarian and president.

“You have continued to serve her, even in your old age, as an elder statesman and sage who calmly offers his wise counsel on national issues.

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“Your Excellency, in your wisdom you envisioned a great nation and I pray to God to grant you more fruitful years to see Nigeria attain that enviable height we all desire.”

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