Shehu Shagari: Family announces burial date for late Ex-President

Shagari died at the National Hospital Abuja on Friday after a brief illness. The late ex-President’s grandson, Nuradeen Mahe has disclosed that Shagari will be buried on Saturday in Sokoto State.

Addressing journalists in Sokoto, Mahe said Shagari’s “remains would be flown to Sokoto for burial on Saturday according to Islamic rites.”

Mahe said the late President was moved to the National Hospital, Abuja on December 25, when “his health worsened, but he later died after being attended to by medical experts.”

The former president ruled Nigeria between 1979 to 1983.

Shagari, who won his second term election was, however, overthrowned by a coup d’etat that brought in Muhammadu Buhari as Military Head of State.

Photos: Late Shehu Shagari 1925 – 2018

John F Kennedy and a young Shehu Shagari in Washington D.C -1961
Shagari is greeted by BGEN Archer Durham upon his arrival for a visit. Location: Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, United States
Shehu Shagari during his 90th birthday in Sokoto
Shehu Shagari and Yakubu Gowon


Olusegun Obasanjo and Shehu Shagari

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