Saraki, Tambuwal, mourn late ex-president Shehu Shagari


As the news of the death of late ex-President Shehu Shagari broke, various top government functionaries have expressed their condolences to the family of the late president who died at the National Hospital Abuja on Friday, December 28 at the age of 93.

Senate President Bukola Saraki on his Twitter handle tweeted:

“My family and I join the entire nation to mourn the passing of former President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who led our nation during the Second Republic.”

“President Shagari, was a quintessential public servant; having served in seven cabinet positions and as a legislator. He dedicated his best years in the service of our nation and its people. May Allah grant him a place among the righteous ones in Aljannah Firdaus.”

The Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, on his part wrote on Twitter:“I regret to Announce the death of former President Shehu Shagari who just passed away at National Hospital Abuja. May his Soul Rest in Peace.”

FLASHBACK:Recall that had earlier reported that Nigeria’s first executive president Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, was dead.

His grandson, Bello Shagari, confirmed that the president in the second republic, from 1979 to 1983, died at the National Hospital, Abuja, on Friday, December 28, at the age of 93 in a tweet.

“I regret announcing the death of my grandfather, H.E Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died right now after brief illness at the National hospital, Abuja,” he tweeted.

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