By Emmanuel Oloniruha
The Nationwide Chairman of the Social Democratic Social gathering (SDP), Chief Olu Falae, has described late Alhaji Shehu Shagari, Nigeria’s Second Republic President, as an impressive chief that eschewed all types of discrimination, ethnic, tribal and spiritual sentiments.
Falae in assertion issued by the social gathering’s Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Alfa Mohammed, on Saturday in Abuja, mentioned that it grieved his coronary heart that Nigeria had misplaced yet one more eminent persona, elder statesman, former President and and one of many most excellent leaders the nation had ever produced
He mentioned that he obtained with heavy coronary heart the unhappy and surprising information of the demise of Shagari, whose demise occurred on Friday in Abuja after a brief sickness
“On behalf of the SDP household, I want to categorical our coronary heart felt sympathy to the whole household of the deceased and the nation at giant for this monumental loss.
“As an elder statesman, the Late Shagari throughout his life time, led an exemplary life-style that eschewed all types of discrimination, ethnic, tribal and spiritual sentiment.
“This was mirrored within the nice position he performed within the emancipation of Zimbabwe and the struggle in opposition to apartheid in South Africa a long time in the past.”
Falae additionally mentioned that the deceased was an important patriot who fought onerous not only for peace and unity of this nation however was instrumental to social financial improvement of this nation.
“Because the First Govt President of Nigeria, the late Shagari distinguished himself with act of selflessness throughout his companies to the nation.
“Proper from the Nationwide Meeting the place he first served as a consultant for his residence in Sokoto province and in his capability as Minister in numerous places of work earlier than changing into president within the 1979 elections, he proved himself as a worthy chief till his authorities was overthrown in 1983 after he received a second time period in a coup led by Muhammadu Buhari in eve of the brand new 12 months.”
Falae mentioned that Late Shagari can be remembered for his patriotism, sacrifices and contributions to nationwide improvement.
“His integrity, diligence to responsibility and exemplary management model would proceed to be a reference level every time the historical past of Nigeria is being relived.
“He might be missed significantly. We pray the Almighty God to grant his soul relaxation within the nice past and his household in addition to the whole nation the fortitude to bear the loss.”(NAN)