President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan attended the 90th birthday celebration of former President Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari yesterday, in Sokoto State. Other Heads of State in attendance include former Heads of State Chief Ernest Shonekan, General Ibrahim Babangida (Retired), General Yakubu Gowon (Retired), and General Abdulsalami Abubakar (Retired).
President Goodluck Jonathan later shared some photographs of the event on his official Facebook account to congratulate Alhaji Shehu Shagari with the following statement;
“Today, along with my brother ex-Heads of State, I visited Sokoto state to celebrate former President Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari as he marked his 90th birthday. President Shagari is a living legend of democracy and Nigeria will ever appreciate him for his services to the nation as a democratically elected leader and as a Statesman who guided his successors with the sagacity acquired from his years of leadership. Happy 90th Birthday sir. May God bless you and may God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria. GEJ.”