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