Thursday, 5 March 2015

Akpabio felicitates former President Shehu Shagari

Akpabio felicitates former President Shehu Shagari 
Akwa Ibom State Governor and Chairman, PDP Governors’ Forum Chief Godswill Akpabio has felicitated a former president of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, on the occasion of his 90th birthday.

The Governor, in a statement by his Commissioner for Information and Communications,  Mr. Aniekan Umanah, said the momentous occasion of the birthday celebration provided Nigeria and indeed Nigerians the opportunity to appreciate and thank God for a statesman, patriotic leader and detribalized Nigerian.

Chief Akpabio observed that Alhaji Shagari has continued to serve as a source of encouragement and viable rallying point for young politicians and current leaders of the country, who have not ceased to tap from his wealth of experience.

Thanking God for granting the political patriarch long life to witness the current socio-economic progress and development of the country, Governor Akpabio prayed God to keep the Sokoto-born politician alive for many more years.

 He recalled that Nigeria’s Second Republic under President Shagari, witnessed robust socio-economic and political development from October 1979 to December 1983, when it was truncated by a military coup.  

Alhaji Shehu Usman Shagari was born in Shagari village, Sokoto State in 1925.

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