Former President Shehu Shagari Dies in Abuja


A former President and elder statesman, Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari (GCFR), has died after a brief illness at the National Hospital, Abuja.

His grandson, Bello Shagari, announced this around 7 pm on Friday via his verified Twitter handle.

“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,” he said in the tweet.

Shagari, who was Nigeria’s president in the Second Republic under the platform of the National Party of Nigeria (October 1 – December 31, 1983) attended Barewa College.

Atiku Nuhu Koko, head of the Shagari Centre, also confirmed the passing away of the highly respected former President.

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