Sardaunan Gombe, Governors, others pay tribute to late Shagari



Former President Shehu Aliyu Usman Shagari(1925-2018)

Dr Jamilu Gwamna, the Sardaunan Gombe, mentioned the late former President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, left a legacy of peace for Nigerians.

Gwamna informed the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) in a phone interview on Saturday in Gombe, that Shagari was a lover of peace and a real Nigerian.

He mentioned Shagari ensured that peace remained the precedence of his associates, and that this was a precious lesson to Nigerians.

In keeping with him, the late former president’s fatherly position of selling peaceable co-existence within the nation reduce throughout occasion line, faith, ethnicity and tribe.

“The late former President was a person that believed that peace solved all issues. He acted peace and talked peace. He insisted that those that related to him adopted the trail of peace.

“His fatherly position in ensuring that peace reigns within the nation shall be missed. Nicely, so far as I’m involved, he left us a legacy of peace and humility.

“The late Shagari symbolised every part that younger Nigerians want to supply the wanted constructive change in no matter capacities they discovered themselves. They need to emulate him to construct the Nigeria of our dream,’’ he mentioned.

Gwamna appealed to Nigerians to see the demise of the late president as a possibility to forgive each other and toe the road of peace for the nation to be a greater place.

He added: “We’re Nigerians, we should reside in peace and do the fitting factor, particularly as elections beckon if we should be united for progress and growth.

Malam Mohammed Ismail, 86-year-old resident of Bolari East, described late Shagari as a person of distinctive management trait who most popular democratic options to all issues that got here his means.

Ismail famous that the late president can be enormously missed at a time Nigeria wanted his fatherly recommendation for the present safety state of affairs within the nation.

Additionally, Sen Chukwuka Utazi,  representing Enugu North Senatorial District, has described late former Nigeria’s first Government President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari as detribalized and patriotic chief.

He mentioned that the demise of Shagari was an incredible loss to Nigeria and Africa usually.

In keeping with him, the demise of former President Shagari has robbed the nation of a detribalised, sincere, humble, God-fearing and patriotic chief.

“I obtained the information of the demise of the elder statesman with shock and unhappiness.

“I urge the members of the family, the folks of Sokoto State and Nigeria to take solace that the previous president lived an excellent life worthy of emulation,” he mentioned.

Utazi recalled that Shagari’s administration from 1979 to 1983 introduced quite a few developments to the nation, noting that with out navy intervention that reduce the administration quick, Nigeria may have been higher than what it was in the present day.

“The administration of Shagari did properly in varied sectors of the financial system and that’s the reason poverty and unemployment had been low then within the nation.

“I believed with out navy intervention that reduce his administration quick, the nation would have been higher than what it’s in the present day,” he mentioned.

The senator mentioned Shagari’s administration can be continued to be remembered for enormous housing estates throughout the nation which the purpose was to make sure that each Nigerian had a shelter of his or her personal.

“My prayer is that Almighty God will grant his soul everlasting relaxation in addition to give his household the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” he mentioned.

In him, tribute, Bauchi State Authorities  commiserated with Nigerians over the demise of former President Shehu Shagari, describing him as a “modest” one that specialised in “giving greater than he obtained.”

An announcement signed by Ali Ali, Particular Adviser to Gov. Muhammed Abubakar on Media and Technique, additional described late Shagari as a person with “forgiving coronary heart and tolerance.”

“He was an unqualified democrat and lived by the tenets of his faith; a modest man.

“As a politician, he was much more modest giving greater than he obtained.

“Together with his passage, a knowledge financial institution of statecraft is gone and a giant void created which may be troublesome to fill.

“We take solace within the Quranic pledge that ‘each soul shall style demise and pray to Almighty God to grant his household and certainly all residents of our nice nation, the fortitude to bear the loss,” Ali mentioned.

Additionally, Gov. Mohammed Badaru of Jigawa on Saturday eulogized late former President Shehu Shagari, saying his selfless service to the nation was distinctive.

Badaru, who spoke to the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) by his Particular Assistant, Media and Publicity, Alhaji Bello Zaki, mentioned the nation had missed an elder statesman.

“ He served this nation as a classroom instructor, a legislator, a minister and on the exalted place of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“ Aside from this uncommon feat, Shagari served the normal establishment because the Turakin Sokoto, Ochiebuzo of Ogbaland, the Ezediale of Aboucha and the Baba Korede of Ado Ekiti,” the governor mentioned.

Badaru commiserated with the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’advert Abubakar, President Mohammadu Buhari, the fast household of the deceased and all Nigerians.

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta mentioned on Saturday that Nigeria would enormously miss the late former President Shehu Shagari’s common counsel on nationwide points and mediations for peaceable coexistence.

Okowa made this identified in a press release issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Charles Aniagwu in Asaba.

“Shagari, launched into the distribution of seed and fertiliser to farmers to extend nationwide productiveness in farming.

“He was a legendary public servant, who devoted his life to the service of our nation in a number of capacities – as minister, legislator, and eventually as president.

“Shagari’s unwavering dedication to the unity of Nigeria had been a serious encouragement to many governments.

“He made private sacrifices to assist lay the inspiration for sustainable democracy in Nigeria earlier than he was overthrown in 1983.

“As a rustic, we are going to miss his sensible counsel on nationwide points and peaceable co-existence particularly now that the nation is coming into an election yr,” Okowa mentioned.

He added that the late Shagari labored assiduously to enhance the livelihood of many poor and underprivileged folks by the Inexperienced Revolution programme, which he initiated.

“Our condolences to Nigerians, the Authorities and folks of Sokoto State and Shagari’s household over the demise of the previous president.

“We commiserate with the whole Shagari village, the Sokoto Caliphate, and the Shagari household, over the lack of the ex President.

“On behalf of my household, the federal government and folks of Delta State, I be a part of the whole nation and the folks of Sokoto State to mourn the passing of former President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who was President within the Second Republic,” he mentioned.

The governor prayed the almighty God to obtain his soul and grant his household the fortitude to bear the loss.

Shagari died on Dec. 28, on the Nationwide Hospital, Abuja on the age of 93.

He served as the primary democratically elected President of Nigeria between 1979 and 1983. (NAN)



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