- Describes Alhaji Shehu Shagari As A Detribalised Nigerian, Symbol Of Democracy
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has described Nigeria’s second republic President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari as a symbol of a democratic, united and an egalitarian Nigeria.
Governor Dickson, who stated this in a congratulatory message to the elder statesman on his 88th birthday anniversary, expressed appreciation with fatherly, patriotic and nationalistic dispositions of Alhaji Shagari, adding that as a detribalized leader, he has consistently rendered selfless services to the nation.
“You are indeed a symbol of a democratic, united and egalitarian Nigeria in whom we are all well pleased.”
The Bayelsa State Governor also noted with satisfaction, the former President’s humility, sincerity of purpose and transparent lifestyle as qualities that have endeared him to all and sundry.
The statement equally commended him for his continued efforts at promoting inter ethnic and religious harmony as well as national unity and understanding among various sections of the Nigerian society.
According to Governor Dickson, Shehu Shagari’s life history, especially in the public service has remarkably touched and transformed millions of Nigerians and called on the younger generation of Nigerians to emulate him.
“Your life history has remarkably touched and transformed millions of Nigerians in the course of your public service to the nation.”
The Bayelsa State Chief Executive prayed God to grant the elder statesman and nationalist excellent health and strength to continously render purposeful counsel and support to nation building.
“God grant you excellent health and strength as you continue to provide purposeful counsel and support to our great Nation.”