Shehu Shagari: to be buried on Saturday

By Habibu Harisu

Former President of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari who died Friday can be buried tomorrow in Sokoto, in accordance with the household.

His grandson, Nuradeen Mahe, instructed newsmen in Sokoto that the late President could be flown from Abuja to Sokoto for burial on Saturday, in accordance with Islamic rites.

Shagari, who was 93, died at 6: 40 P.M on the Nationwide Hospital in Abuja.

Mahe mentioned he was flown to Abuja after his well being deteriorated.

Shagari was president 1979 to 1983 and received re-election earlier than being dethroned by a coup d’etat that introduced in Muhammadu Buhari as navy head of state.

The previous chief was born February 25, 1925 in Shagari, in Sokoto.
After his early schooling, he labored as a instructor for a quick interval earlier than coming into politics in 1951.

In 1954, he was elected to the federal Home of Representatives. 

He served seven occasions in a ministerial or cupboard put up as a federal minister and federal commissioner from 1958–1975, earlier than he was elected president in 1979.
He received a disputed re-election in 1983 that accelerated a navy coup three months later after he was sworn in and the economic system was on a precipitous decline.(NAN)


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