Former President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari has passed away at the National Hospital Abuja on Friday. He was age 93 years.
The news was broken by the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, on his Twitter handle.
The news was also confirmed by his grandson, Bello Shagari, via his verified Twitter handle @Belshagy. Bello had tweeted:
Shehu Usman Shagari was born in 1925 in Shagari village founded by his great-grandfather, Ahmadu Rufa’i, who was also the Village Head, and took the name Shagari as his family name. His father’s name was Aliyu and his mother’s name was Mariamu.
Shagari started his education in a Quranic school and then went to live with relatives at a nearby town, where, between 1931 and 1935, he attended Yabo Elementary School; and between 1936 and 1940, he went to Sokoto for middle school, and then from 1941-1944, he attended Kaduna College.
General Olusegun Obasanjo, who was military Head of State had handed over to Shagari in 1979, and he was in office till 1983.
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