Former Nigeria’s president, Alhaji Shehu Shagari is dead. He passed away at the National Hospital Abuja on Friday. He was 93 years old.
Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal who broke the news via his Twitter handle wrote:
I regret to Announce the death of former President Shehu Shagari who just passed away at National Hospital Abuja. May his Soul Rest in Peace.
The news was also confirmed by his grandson, Bello Shagari, via his verified Twitter handle @Belshagy. Bello had tweeted:
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