A former President and elder stateman, Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari (GCFR), has died after a brief illness at the National Hospital, Abuja.
His grandson, Bello Shagari, announced this around 7pm on Friday via his verified Twitter handle: @Belshagy.
“I regret announcing the death of my grandfather, H.E Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died right now after brief illness at the National hospital, Abuja,” he said in the tweet.
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I regret announcing the death of my grandfather, H.E Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died right now after brief illness at the National hospital, Abuja.
— Bello Shagari (@Belshagy) December 28, 2018
Shagari, who was Nigeria’s president during the Second Republic under the platform of the National Party of Nigeria (October 1 – December 31, 1983) attended Barewa College.
Atiku Nuhu Koko, head of the Shagari Centre, also confirmed the passing away of the highly respected former President.
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