BREAKING: Former President Shehu Shagari Dies at 93

December 28, 2018
BREAKING: Former President Shehu Shagari Dies at 93

By Dipo Olowookere

A former president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mr Shehu Shagari, has died, one of his relatives has confirmed.

The former elected civilian leader of the Nigerian nation breathed his last on Friday evening at the National Hospital in Abuja at the age of 93.

His grandson, Mr Bello Shagari, confirmed the demise of the Nigeria’s second republic President, who served from 1979–1983.

His government was toppled by the present President, Mr Muhammadu Buhari, in December 1983, when he was in the military.

“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,” Mr Bello Shagari posted on his verified Twitter handle this evening. Mr Shehu Shagari was born on February 25, 1925 and served seven times in a ministerial or cabinet post as a federal minister and federal commissioner from 1958–1975.

Dipo Olowookere

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

Mr Olowookere can be reached via [email protected]

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