This is contained in a congratulatory letter to the Emir on Wednesday in Abuja.
Mr. Jonathan extolled the monarch’s “uncommon leadership qualities”, and prayed that God Almighty would grant him many more years of service to the people of Kano and Nigeria.
“As you mark your 83rd birthday anniversary which comes up on Thursday, July 25, I write, on behalf of my family, the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to extend warm felicitations to Your Highness.
“Only recently, you marked 50 years of unqualified success on the throne as the Emir of Kano”, the president noted, adding “Your uncommon leadership qualities and evident faith in the peace, unity, progress and prosperity of our dear nation, have combined to make you one of the most highly respected monarchs in Nigeria today.
“As you continue to use your exalted throne to build bridges of friendship and harmony across our nation, it is my prayer that Almighty Allah grants you many more years of abounding health, prosperity and enduring fulfillment,’’ the president wrote.
Jonathan wished the Emir very happy birthday celebrations. (NAN)