Leke Baiyewu, Abuja
President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Sunday, extolled the “noble virtues” of Alhaji Shehu Shagari as the former President celebrates his 92nd birthday anniversary.
Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, lauded the contributions of the nonagenarian to the sustenance of democracy, national peace and development.
He said, “I am delighted to join millions of Nigerians to wish you a happy birthday as you clock 92, while looking forward to partaking in many more joyous moments to celebrate your eventful and most successful life. I am happy that you have not relented in making those salient contributions that have kept our ship of the state sailing smoothly and surely.
“Permit me to say that your presence continue to inspire and spur myself and many Nigerians to give our best in all our undertakings. It is my prayers that Allah will continue to prolong your life and endue you with excellent health.”
Saraki stated that the political class would continue to crave the wise counsel of Shagari on ways to overcome the current economic challenges and his prayers to help move the country.