President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that flags ought to fly at half employees in navy, para-military formations and public buildings as a mark of respect for former President Shehu Shagari who died on Friday, aged 93.
He was buried in Shagari, Sokoto on Saturday, in accordance with Islamic rites. A high-powered Federal Authorities delegation led by Boss Mustapha, secretary to the federal government of the Federation, attended.
President Buhari who yesterday described Shagari’s loss of life because the departure of a patriot whose lifetime of service and humility was broadly acknowledged, stated the flags needs to be lowered for 3 days, from tomorrow.
In an announcement he personally signed, President Buhari declared: “The late President represented nearly the final hyperlink with the federal government of our Founding Fathers below Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. He was additionally the primary elected President of Nigeria.
“The late Alhaji Shagari was a person of many components: trainer, native authority administrator, politician, minister, and at last President. He served his nation with dedication and moderation.
“Through the years, by way of interplay on the Council of State, he and I got here to know and recognize one another, regardless of the variations we might have had prior to now.
“On behalf of the Federal Authorities, myself and household, I ship my condolences to the folks of Nigeria, notably to the late President’s household and the Authorities and folks of Sokoto State. Could his soul relaxation in peace.”
On Friday, President Buhari recalled a part of the birthday message he despatched to Shagari final February when he stated, “ we’re enthralled and regaled with the various years of unequalled patriotism, sacrifices and contributions to nationwide improvement.
“Extra particularly, we have a good time the function modelling qualities of integrity, diligence and humility which have been the hallmark of your visionary management.”