Nigerian’t former president, Shehu Shagari is dead, this happened on Friday evening at about 6:30pm at the National Hospital, Abuja after a brief illness at the age of 93.
Disclosing the news of the death of the elder statesman, Nura Mahe, his grandson said the late Shagari was hospitalised at the National Hospital last Tuesday, December 25th before his demise.
Another grandson, Bello Shagari confirmed in a tweet.
Bello wrote: “I regret announcing the death of my grandfather, H.E Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died right now after a brief illness at the National hospital, Abuja.”
The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal also confirmed the report on his Twitter handle.
He said: “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.”
Shagari was born in 1925 in the northern Shagari village founded by his great-grandfather, Ahmadu Rufa’i, who was also the Village Head and took the name Shagari as his family name. His father’s name is Aliyu and his mother’s name is Mariamu.
Source: The Nation