Former President Shehu Aliyu Usman Shagari(1925-2018)

A flood of tributes poured Friday night time because the information of the loss of life of Nigeria’s Second Republic President, Alhaji Shehu Aliyu Usman Shagari unfold after the announcement by his grandchildren and Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto.

Shagari was 93 years previous and can be buried in his Shagari village as we speak at 2pm.

“I remorse to announce the loss of life of former President Shehu Shagari who simply handed away at Nationwide Hospital Abuja. Could his Soul Relaxation in Peace”, wrote Tambuwal on Twitter.

Bello Shagari who first introduced it on Twitter had over 5,000 retweets, as he wrote: “I remorse asserting the loss of life of my grandfather, H.E Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died proper now after transient sickness on the Nationwide hospital, Abuja”.

He later tweeted that the burial will happen as we speak 29th December 2019, by 2pm at Shagari Native Authorities Inshaa Allah.

Nuradeen Mahe, one other grandson was the one that briefed the newsmen in Sokoto about Shagari’s loss of life and in addition introduced the burial that he stated would happen as we speak.

Tributes then began flowing from politicians, former navy males who toppled Shagari’s authorities in December 1983, college students, the clergy together with those that had opposed Shagari’s politics within the Second Republic.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who succeeded Shagari on 1 January 1984 after the cold coup of 31 December, 1983 was among the many early mourners.

“On behalf of my household, the federal government and the individuals of Nigeria, it’s with immense unhappiness that I obtained the information of the passing away of the First Government President of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari which occasion occurred on Friday in Abuja,” Buhari stated in an announcement by Media adviser, Femi Adesina.

Buhari described the loss of life because the departure of a patriot whose lifetime of service and humility was extensively acknowledged.

President Buhari recalled a part of the birthday message he (Buhari) despatched to him final February when he stated, “ we’re enthralled and regaled with the numerous years of unequalled patriotism, sacrifices and contributions to nationwide growth.

“Extra particularly, we rejoice the position modelling qualities of integrity, diligence and humility which were the hallmark of your visionary management.”

The Chairman of the Northern Senators Discussion board, Sen Aliyu Wamakko, who tweeted {a photograph} of Shagari, stated the loss of life of Second Republic President Shehu Shagari is an irreplaceable nationwide loss.

He added that his demise is a superb loss not solely to his household, Sokoto State, Sultanate of Sokoto, however to Nigeria as an entire

From Minna Hilltop additionally got here a tribute from former navy head of state, Basic Ibrahim Babangida, considered one of the navy officers who participated within the December 1983 coup. Shagari was simply three months previous in his second time period when the navy officers eliminated him.


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