The former President also described Shagari as a blessing to the nation.
Shagari turned 91 today, February 25, 2016.
GEJ also described Shagari as a blessing to the nation.
He also asked God to grant Shagari more productive and fruitful years.
GEJ said “I am glad the Almighty Allah has blessed you with long life and good health, in line with your selfless dedication to noble causes and human progress.
“You have been of immense blessing to Nigeria while serving her in various capacities as a teacher, nationalist, politician and statesman.”
Adding that “The nation will continue to be grateful to you because of your vision, wisdom, democratic ideals and outstanding achievements as President.
“Your altruism, patriotism and long-standing commitment to peace and development will continue to inspire many Nigerians to offer their best to their country.”
The ex-President’s former Aide de Camp (ADC), Col. Ojogbane Adegbe, has slammed a N100million lawsuit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for alleged unlawful detention.